College Football Hall of Famer Ralph Guglielmi, 83, dies

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

WALLACE, N.C. -- FormerNotre Dameand Washington Redskins quarterback Ralph Guglielmi has died.

Gloria Braswell with the Padgett Funeral Home in Wallace said Guglielmi died Monday. He was 83, and the cause of death was not made public.

Guglielmi was a consensus All-American as a senior in 1954 and also placed fourth in Heisman Trophy voting that year after throwing for 1,160 yards and leading the Fighting Irish (9-1) to a No. 4 final national ranking.

He was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

The Redskins drafted him in 1955 with the third overall pick, and he played a total of seven professional seasons with Washington, the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.