Pete Duranko
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Pete Duranko
Pete Duranko
No. 55
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born:(1943-12-15)December 15, 1943
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Died:July 8, 2011(2011-07-08) (aged 67)
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College:Notre Dame
NFL Draft:1966 / Round: 4 / Pick: 61
AFL draft:1966 / Round: Red Shirt 2 / Pick: 12
(by the Denver Broncos)[1]
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Peter Nicholas Duranko[2] (December 15, 1943 - July 8, 2011) was a college and professional American football player. A defensive end, he played college football at the University of Notre Dame, and his professional career for the Denver Broncos. He had also been drafted by the Cleveland Browns. Duranko was an All-American and a member of Notre Dame's 1966 national champion team.

At Bishop McCort High School, he played football, ran track, and was a shot putter. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame.[3]

Duranko earned a Master's degree from St. Francis University of Loretto, Pennsylvania. After his playing days, he became a steel company executive. Duranko died in 2011 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which he had suffered from since 2000. Postmortem research showed that Duranko had developed chronic traumatic encephalopathy.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "1966 AFL Draft". Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Pete Duranko profile" August 14, 2011
  3. ^ "Johnstown native Pete Duranko dies". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Associated Press. July 11, 2011. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011.
  4. ^ "110 N.F.L. Brains". New York Times. July 25, 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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