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Angelo Bertelli
Jersey #(s)
Born June 18, 1921(1921-06-18)
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Died June 26, 1999 (aged 78)
Clifton, New Jersey
Career information
Year(s) 19461948
NFL Draft 1944 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
College Notre Dame
Professional teams
Career stats
TD-INT 8-19
Yards 972
QB Rating 41.1
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Angelo Bortolo Bertelli (June 18, 1921 - June 26, 1999) was an American football quarterback. He played six games for Notre Dame in 1943 before leaving to join the United States Marine Corps. He was awarded the Heisman Trophy for that season.

He was nicknamed the "Springfield Rifle" because he hailed from West Springfield, Massachusetts, and he was one of the early true forward passers in college football.

Angelo played for the Los Angeles Dons and Chicago Rockets of the All-America Football Conference after his service in the military. He owned a series of liquor stores in Clifton, New Jersey and in West Springfield.

He died in 1999 and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair.[1]

Bertelli is the father of Robert Bertelli, better known as Bob Bert, a musician who played in Sonic Youth and other bands.

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  1. ^ "Sometimes the Grave Is a Fine and Public Place". New York Times. March 28, 2004. "Some New Jersey cemeteries almost seem to specialize. At Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Upper Montclair are the graves of four star athletes. Angelo Bertelli, the Notre Dame quarterback who won the 1943 Heisman Trophy, is there. So is Mule Haas, who played outfield in three consecutive World Series for the Philadelphia Athletics. Big Ed Reulbach, who pitched in the Chicago Cubs' last World Series victory in 1908, is there, too, as is Bob Hooper, who pitched for three major league teams in the 1950's." 
Preceded by
Bob Hargrave
Notre Dame starting quarterbacks
1941 - 1943
Succeeded by
Frank Dancewicz
Preceded by
Frank Sinkwich
Heisman Trophy Winner
Succeeded by
Les Horvath


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