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Sardisco passes away

May 30, 2006 at 7:14 AM--

The Associated Press reports former NFL and AFL OL Tony Sardisco has died of a massive heart attack at the age of 73. Sardisco's professional football career lasted four years, and it was interrupted by military service. It included short stints with the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins in 1956, his rookie season. He played guard for the AFL's Boston Patriots from 1960-62.

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