Baltimore Football: Top 10 Players Of All Time
10. Gino Marchetti
I don’t think enough people remember how great Gino Marchetti was for the Colts. From 1953-1964 Marchetti was a beloved defensive end with the Colts. He was one of the first great players at his position and his accolades speak for themselves. Marchetti was a nine time first team All-Pro player and he made 11 Pro Bowl appearances. He won two championships with the Colts in 1958-1959. The 1958 NFL championship was nicknamed the “Greatest Game Ever Played.”
He played in an era when stats for quarterback sacks weren’t recorded, but he was an incredible pass rusher. The 6’4″ 244 pound defensive end became the prototype for the defensive end position. With great strength, and a long build he was as tough of a blocking assignment as there was in professional football. He was a dominant player. There was no doubt that he was one of the best players on some of the best teams in NFL history.
Marchetti was inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 1972. His legacy will never be forgotten and his impact on the Baltimore Colts cannot be measured. He was a true legend and there will never be a player quite like him in professional football.
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