He made the T-Formation click for the Fighting Irish until his entry into the Marine Corps in 1943. Bertelli completed 169 of 324 passes in 26 games accounting for 2,582 yards. Twenty-nine of those completions were for touchdowns. His legerdemain with the football and capacity for the big play gripped the attention of football fans and sportswriters alike. Grantland Rice called Angelo a great passer and T-Formation magician. Those were the days when faking was what the T was all about. Frank Leahy, in his book "The T-Formation", called Angelo "The man around whom we built all our hopes and dreams when we shifted into the T in 1942. He more than lived up to our highest expectations as he led Notre Dame to their many successful years with the T." In his senior year his team averaged more than Jima and Guam. Angelo Died on June 26th, 1999.
Angelo was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1972.
|1||Angelo Bertelli||Notre Dame||Senior||QB||648|
|4||Creighton Miller||Notre Dame||Senior||HB||134|
|5||Eddie Prokop||Georgia Tech||Senior||RB||85|
|9||Jim White||Notre Dame||Senior||T||52|
Bertelli swept the field, being named first in all five sections. He then entered the Marine Corps and served with distinction in key battles at Iwo Jima and Guam. Notre Dames' 1943 team was one of the best in college history, with three of its players placing in the top nine in the Heisman balloting.
No. of registered electors: Unavailable
Date of announcement: November 27, 1943
Date of dinner: December 12, 1943
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