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Overview

Brian Piccolo

Date of birth
Oct 31, 1943

Date of death
Jun 16, 1970 (age 26)

Ht: 6'0" Wt: 205 lbs.

Birthplace
Pittsfield, MA

Hometown
Fort Lauderdale, FL

College
Wake Forest University

High school
St Thomas Aquinas

Summary
Louis Brian Piccolo (October 31, 1943 - June 16, 1970) was a professional football player for the Chicago Bears for 4 years. He died from embryonal cell carcinoma, which was found as a large tumor in his chest cavity. He was the subject of the 1971 TV movie Brian's Song. Piccolo was portrayed in the original film by James Caan and by Sean Maher in the 2001 remake...
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  • Named to the ACC 50th Anniversary team in 2003

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Brian Piccolo #31 & John Mackovic #15 with Coach Bill Tate of of Wake Forest_1964.jpg
by Rt 53 veer pass May 25, 2012
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Carolina's Giovani Bernard Named 2011 ACC Brian Piccolo Award
North Carolina redshirt freshman tailback Giovani Bernard (Davie, Fla.), who rebounded from a severe knee injury to become the nation's leading freshmen rusher, has been named the recipient of the 2011 Brian Piccolo Award.
University-of-North-Carolina-Chapel-Hill Athletics Department, Dec 02, 2011
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by thesemers Oct 09, 2011
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Herzlich Receives Brian Piccolo Award
Boston College senior linebacker Mark Herzlich and NC State senior linebacker Nate Irving, a pair of hard-hitting defensive standouts who each rebounded from life-threatening situations, have been named the recipients of the 2010 Brian Piccolo Award, Atlantic...
Boston-College Athletics Department, Dec 03, 2010
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The ten best true story football movies (Associated Content)
If you like movies and sports but also like to hear a good story, then this list is for you. There's something about a true story that gives it just that much more credibility. With today's movies using computer generated imagery (CGI) and all types...
Yahoo! Sports, Nov 29, 2010
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Pirates End Regular Season With SMU
Gametracker | Listen Live | Gameday CentralEast Carolina will officially complete its 2010 regular season schedule when it welcomes SMU to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Friday beginning at 2:00 p.m. (ET). The bowl-eligible Pirates, who have won 10 of their last 12...
East Carolina University Athletics Department, Nov 24, 2010
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6 sports movies filmed in Chicago (Associated Content)
I have played basketball since I can remember. I didn't start playing for teams until middle school. I played in high school as well; point guard. I love the sport, and it is definitely my favorite to play, but my favorite sport to watch is football. I...
Yahoo! Sports, Nov 24, 2010
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Updated personal notes for Brian Piccolo
Edited the personal notes for Brian Piccolo.
  • Added trivia: "Named to the ACC 50th Anniversary team in 2003"
by Andy26399 Oct 31, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Brian Piccolo
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Gold Rush Feature: The First of Many
Bob Grant will be honored this fall for what he has meant to Wake Forest. But Grant hopes that Wake Forest is remembered for what it has meant in the history of college athletics.
Wake Forest University Athletics Department, Sep 20, 2010
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Countdown to Kickoff
With only 10 days remaining until the Wake Forest football team's season opener, the "Countdown to Kickoff" series continues with a look at Wake Forest University's Sports Hall of Fame.
Wake Forest University Athletics Department, Aug 24, 2010
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UVA Football: ACC Honors
UVa Football: ACC Honors
Virginia Athletics Department, Aug 19, 2010
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