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Gino Cappelletti Cause Of Death

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Gino Cappelletti (nicknamed “The Duke” and “Mr. Patriot”) was an American professional football player and broadcaster.

Cappelletti played college football at University of Minnesota and was an All-Star in the American Football League (AFL) for the Boston Patriots, winning the 1964 American Football League Most Valuable Player award.

Cappelletti is a member of the Patriots Hall of Fame, the Patriots’ All-1960s Team and the American Football League Hall of Fame.

Cappelletti worked alongside Gil Santos as a color commentator for the Patriots’ radio broadcasts on the New England Patriots Radio Network (in the 1988–90 period he worked alongside Dale Arnold).


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The Santos–Cappelletti duo lasted 28 seasons, the longest radio tandem in modern NFL history and they called 585 regular-season and postseason games together, including a league-record six Super Bowls.

Cappelletti also served as color commentator for the Boston College Eagles during the famous “Hail Flutie” game in 1984 and was heard supporting Dan Davis’ now-famous call by yelling “He got it!, He got it!, I don’t believe it!”

On July 20, 2012, Cappelletti announced his retirement from broadcasting.

Cappelletti was born on March 26, 1934 and died on May 12, 2022, aged 88.

cappelletti’s cause of death was not mentioned.

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