Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Gray Ghost

Sometimes we go further back into Packers history and spotlight players that are legends, but unknown to large parts of current fans in Packerville. This is Tony Canadeo, who played HB for Green Bay from 1941-1944, and 1946-1952. The one missing year was spent in service with the U.S. Army during World War II. Canadeo played college football at Gonzaga University in Spokane, where he was first known as the "Gray Ghost of Gonzaga," due to his prematurely graying hair.

He was selected by the Packers in the ninth round (77th overall) of the 1941 N.F.L. Draft. He was the first Packer to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and the third player ever in the N.F.L. to accomplish this feat. Canadeo rushed for 1,052 yards in 1949, as the Packers struggled to a 2-10 record. In addition to his accomplishments as a running back, Canadeo also recorded nine career interceptions on defense and served as the team's punter.

Canadeo is one of only five Green Bay Packers to have his number (3) retired by the team, which was done immediately upon his retirement in 1952. After his playing career, Canadeo continued his association with the team as a broadcaster and member of the organization's executive committee. He played a small part in helping Jack Vainisi reassure Vince Lombardi in 1959 that the transition from New York City to Green Bay would be comfortable for his family. "The Gray Ghost of Gonzaga," was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974. He died in Green Bay in 2003 at the age of 84.

3 comments:

adham said...


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adham said...



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