ACHILLE "CHICK" MAGGIOLI (Deceased_
Inducted: August 13, 1988 in South Bend, IN
Date of Birth: May 17, 1922 in Mishawaka, IN
High School Attended: Mishawaka Graduated: 1941
High School Honors: As an offensive and defensive back, earned Honorable Mention as a member of All-State Football Eleven 1940; participated in basketball and track 2 years.
College Attended: Indiana University 1942
Was in Marine Corps Officer Training Program at IU; Marine Corps transferred him to ND; then, in 1944, was called to active duty; after service, completed college career at U of I.
College Honors: As a walk-on at IU, impressed Coach McMillan enough that he won a scholarship; played football for Coach Frank Leahy and NDU's 1943 National Championship team; played halfback on Illinois Big 10 Conference Championship team 1946, and Rose Bowl winning team January 1, 1947.
Professional Athletic Background: Played for Buffalo Bills as a two-way player 1948; played for Detroit Lions under Coach Bo McMillan 1949-1950; completed career as a defensive back with Baltimore Colts 1951.
Professional Athletic Honors: Bills won Eastern Division 1948.
Special Recognition: Owned/operated Baldoni's Restaurant and Zeibart Rust Proofing in Mishawaka; active in community projects such as Beiger Heritage Foundation; volunteer football coach for St. Joseph's Grade School teams; inducted into Mishawaka High School Hall of Fame 1996.
Mr. Maggioli passed away December 20, 2012.