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Carl Cardarelli

Akron-born Carl "Squash" Cardarelli was named All-Ohio center in 1913 when Central High made claims to the state prep football championship, outscoring opponents, 201 to 6, and finishing with an 8-0 record. He spent six seasons with the Akron Indians, playing against men like Fats Henry, Ralph Waldsmith, Fred Sefton, Al and Frank Nesser and Peggy Parratt. One afternoon against the Canton Pros, Cardarelli blocked two of Jim Thorpe's punts and tipped a third. His grid career also encompassed amateur and semi-pro stints with Marlowes, Cuyahogas, and Maples.

Inducted 1967 | Football