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3. Gino Marchetti

Easily the best defensive player in Colts history, Gino Marchetti might also have been the best pass rusher in the NFL for a decade.  Marchetti was also a great run defender and was regarded by many offensive players as the toughest player they ever faced.  The Pro Football Hall of Famer would be named a First Team All Pro seven times and many have stated that the Colts would never have won the 1958 and 1959 NFL Championship without him.

RIP: Gino Marchetti

It was just announced that pro football legend, Gino Marchetti, passed away today at the age of 93.

Drafted in the 2ndRound from the University of San Francisco in 1952 by the Dallas Texans, Marchetti joined the Baltimore Colts when they relocated the year after and from 1954 to 1964 he was chosen for the Pro Bowl 11 years straight.  The Defensive End was one of the most dominating pass rushers of all-time and he was also a two-time NFL Champion with the Colts.

Marchetti entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972.

We here at would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family and fans of Gino Marchetti at this time.

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