MAGGIOLI, ACHILLE "CHICK"

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  
Notre Dame University  1943-1944
University of Illinois  1946, 1947  Graduated: 1947

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.