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Date Posted: Thursday, November 09, 07:09:39pm
In reply to: Dead at 87 's message, "Joe Fortunato, Chicago Bears great" on Thursday, November 09, 07:01:56pm

American football linebacker in the National Football League. ...

Joseph Francis Fortunato
(March 28, 1930 November 6, 2017)

Fortunato played 12 seasons for the Chicago Bears (19551966).
As a linebacker, he made the Pro Bowl five times, and was named
to the NFL 300 Greatest Players team. He wore #31 with the Chicago Bears.
Fortunato played fullback and linebacker for Mississippi State University,
and made All-American in 1951. He is a member of the National Italian
American Sports Hall of Fame and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
Fortunato made his home in south Mississippi.

He spent two seasons as a coach with the Chicago Bears; 1967
as linebackers coach and 1968 as defensive coordinator.
Fortunato died on November 6, 2017.

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