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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Gino Cappelletti for the HOF


The NFL and the its Hall of Fame voters should be ashamed of the way they have kept ''Mr. Patriot'' Gino Cappelletti out of the Hall of Fame. Cappelletti came out of the University of Minnesota and played for the AFL Boston Patriots from 1960 through 1970. He is the Patriots' all-time leading scorer with 1,130 points (42 TDs, 176 FGs and 342 PATs), he led the American Football League in scoring five times and had two of the top five scoring seasons in pro football history – 155 points in 1964 and 147 points in 1961 (14-game seasons). He is the all-time leading scorer in the American Football League and is among the AFL's all-time top ten receivers, in yards and in receptions. The Patriots' third all-time leading receiver with 292 catches for 4,589 yards, he holds Patriots' records for extra points attempted (353), extra points made (342), FGs attempted (333) and FGs made (176). He also returned punts and kickoffs, played defensive back, and even had one pass completion, for a touchdown.


I could almost understand if they just had a thing against kickers (which they do) but Gino Cappelletti is one of the leagues all time receivers as well. The fact is the NFL still has a problem recognizing the AFL and if you compare Gino's numbers to players in the hall now, the absence becomes even more glaring...

1 Comments:

At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help us with our crusade to get Gino in the Hall of Fame. Go to www.hotdogsafari.com and click on the Grand Marshall of this 2006 event. Print the letter from the website, sign it and send it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

One more fact about Gino, he is one of only 19 AFL Players to have his uniform # retired by his team.

We hope to have 20,000 people either sign a petition or send an e-mail to the Senior Committee about Gino's tremendous achievements as a Hall of Fame Player.

Thanks

 

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