Western Pennsylvania-The Nile River of Football III-Donora and Up the Allegheny

FROM DONORA,  PA ;  A STEEL SUBURB SOUTH OF PITTSBURGH

1. Arnold Galiffa-All American at West Point;  tried after his four years to make  it in the NFL with the New York Giants; a hit from Frank “Bucko” Kilroy put an end to his hopes.

2. Deacon  Dan  Towler-One of the first great power running backs who played three years with the Los Angeles Rams.

UP THE ALLEGHENY-NATRONA HEIGHTS

3. Cookie Gilchrist-The first big power back in the American Football League; played with the Buffalo Bills in the 1964 Championship Game;  later traded to the Denver Broncos; led the AFL in rushing twice and in touchdowns three times; previously played in Canada.

4. Dick (Little Mo)  Modzelewski-played one year with the Pittsburgh Steelers,  who traded him to the New York Giants; became the tackle on the first notable defensive line in the NFL; spent the last two years as a reserve with the Cleveland.

5. Ed (Big Mo) Modzelewski-a running back for a brief time with the Cleveland Browns in the mid-fifties.

Both of the Modzelewski brothers played at Maryland.

UP THE ALLEGHENY-BRADY’S BEND

6. Jim Kelley-played college ball at Miami of Florida;  played briefy with the Los Angeles Express of the USFL;  together with Dan Marino and John Elway were known as the class of 83; one of the games best; played in four consecutive Super Bowls for the Buffalo Bills from 1990 to 1993.

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