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Gino Cappelletti

Gino Cappelletti (born 1934) of the University of Minnesota played for the Boston Patriots from 1960 through 1970. 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. Cappelletti 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). During his pro career, he also returned punts and kickoffs, played defensive back, and even had one pass completion, for a touchdown. Cappelletti was the American Football League's Most Valuable Player in 1964, and a five-time American Football League All-Star. One of only twenty players who were in the American Football League for its entire ten-year existence, and one of three who played in every game their teams played in the AFL. A member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Cappelletti is now a color commentator for the Patriots' radio broadcasts.


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