Joe Fortunato

College Career

Mississippi State (1949-1952)

• Intercepted 11 passes in a single season (’50)

• Athletic Publication All-America (’51)

• All-SEC (’51)

• All-South (’51)

• Rushed an average 86.56 yards per game (’52)

• Rushed for over 100 yards in four games (’50-’52)


Pro Football Career

Chicago Bears (1955-1966)

• Pro Bowl (’59, ‘63, ‘64 ‘65, ‘66)


Did You Know?

Fortunato led the 1952 team in punting with 1,402 yards in a single season. He is also a member of the National Italian Sports Hall of Fame.

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