| Fullback, Linebacker|
American football player
| Dave Cianelli|
| 1952 / Round: 6 / Pick: 62|
Dallas Texans / New York Yanks
University of Maryland, College Park
St. Cloud, Florida
Hagerstown High School
Dave Cianelli Wikipedia
David "Dave" Cianelli is a former American football player. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 1952 NFL Draft by the Dallas Texans.
Dave Cianelli was born in St. Cloud, Florida and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Second World War. After the war, he attended the University of Maryland, where he played football as a linebacker and fullback. In 1951, he was named an honorable mention All-American. Cianelli served as team co-captain alongside Bob Ward during the Terrapins' 1952 Sugar Bowl upset victory over "General" Neyland's number-one ranked Tennessee.
Cianelli later worked in Washington, D.C. as a lobbyist for Bethlehem Steel. After retiring he lived in Allen, Texas.
Dave Cianelli died on April 12, 2017.
He is survived by three children, two sons and a daughter. His son, Dave Cianelli, is currently the Virginia Tech track & field coach, and was named the 2007 ACC Coach of the Year for both indoor and outdoor track.