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Tony Giglio

Football (Inducted: 1981-82)


Tony  Giglio

Tony Giglio burst into the forefront of the Lafayette scene in the first game of his junior year when he came off the bench to rush for 183 yards to help the Leopards defeat Kings Point.

He didn't stop running until he had set a career rushing record with 2,519 yards. At 5'11" and 175 pounds, Giglio combined a rare ability to run through the trenches and around the end. He became Lafayette's first 1,000 yard rusher in 91 years of football when he ran for 1,204 yards. His best effort gained him 238 yards on 27 carries versus Colgate, one of six times that he gained over 100 yards as a junior. He concluded the season by being named honorable mention All- America by the Associated Press and being recognized Athlete of the Year in his native Lackawanna County. As a senior, Giglio again surpassed 1,000 yards rushing with 1,078, despite being hampered most of the season by a groin injury. The Associated Press rewarded his accomplishments this time by selecting him as a third team Little All-America.