Larry Cabrelli

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Larry Cabrelli
Date of birth (1917-03-28)March 28, 1917
Place of birth Newark, New Jersey
Date of death June 5, 1974(1974-06-05) (aged 57)
Place of death Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) End, defensive back
College Colgate University
Career history
As player
1941–1942 Philadelphia Eagles
1943 Phil-Pitt Steagles
1944–1947 Philadelphia Eagles
Career stats

Lawrence Andrew Cabrelli (March 28, 1917 – June 5, 1974) was a professional football player and assistant coach in the National Football League. He began his pro career in 1941, after his graduation from Colgate University, where he also played college football. In the NFL, Cabrelli played for the Philadelphia Eagles. However was also a member of the "Steagles", a team that was the result of a temporary merger between the Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers due to the league-wide manning shortages in 1943 brought on by World War II. From 1948 to 1950, he was an assistant coach for the Eagles under head coach, Greasy Neale. During his time as an Eagles coach, the team won two NFL Championships in 1948 and 1949. After leaving the Eagles in 1950, Cabrelli was named an assistant coach for the Washington Redskins. He finished his pro career as an assistant coach with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.

At the outbreak of World War II, Cabrelli joined the military. However he was classified as "4-F" for "bad knees" and he returned to playing football for the 1942 season. Cabrelli's name is listed on the WW II Honor Roll, which lists the over 1,000 NFL personnel who served in the military during war. The listing of players has been enscribed on a plaque, located at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

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