- Al Del Greco
DateOfBirth=birth date and age|1962|3|2
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Green Bay Packers
St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals
Albert Louis Del Greco (born
March 2, 1962, in Providence, Rhode Island) is a former American football placekickerand a current sports radiopersonality and high schoolcoach in Birmingham, Alabama.
Del Greco was raised in Miami where he played different sports throughout the year. While attending a Catholic grade school, at the age of 14, his soccer team won a state title. While at
Coral Gables High School, he was both a soccer and a football player before earning a scholarship from Auburn University. [cite web | title=AL DEL GRECO | work=The Christian Family Publication, Inc. | url= http://www.birminghamchristian.com/pdfs/al_delgreco.pdf | accessdate=2006-10-18] In his National Football League(NFL) career, which lasted seventeen years, he played for the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, and Houston Oilers(later the Tennessee Titans) from 1984 to 2000. Del Greco played in some of the most famous games in NFL lore during his career, including The Comeback, the Music City Miracle, and The Tackle.
Del Greco finished his 17 NFL seasons with 347 of 449 (77%) field goals and 551 of 554 (99%) extra points, giving him a total of 1,584 points. As of 2006, this ranks him #11 on the NFL's list of all time leading scorers. He was inducted in the Alabama Hall of Fame.cite web | title=Al Del Greco Added to Steeldogs Coaching Staff | work=Birmingham Steeldogs | url=http://www.steeldogs.com/scripts/newsdisplay.asp?record_no=637 | accessdate=2006-10-18]
lettermanat Auburn, Del Greco completed 110 out of 111 PATs in his college career.cite web |url=http://www.allamericanspeakers.com/celebritytalentbios/Al-Del-Greco |title=Printable Biography of Al Del Greco |publisher=All American Speakers |accessdate=2007-05-21] He also set the SEC record for field goal attempts in a single game and field goals made in a single game in a 1982 game versus Kentucky where he made six out of his seven attempts.cite web |url=http://www.secsports.com/index.php?&change_well_id=2&url_article_id=192 |title=SEC Football Record Book - Individuals |publisher=Southeastern Conference |accessdate=2007-05-21] As of 2006, those 18 points still stand as a school record for most points scored by a kicker in a single game. His 236 career points place him fifth on the Auburn career scoring list.
Spain Park High Schoolin Hoover, Alabama, Del Greco is the boys golf coach and the football team's kicking coach. [cite web | title=Al Del Greco | work=Spain Park High School Coaches | url= http://www.hoover.k12.al.us/sphs/Business%20Career/MABoone/School%20Web%20site/athletics/coaches.htm | accessdate=2007-01-08] His son, Trey was the football team's place kicker prior to graduating after the 2007 season. Trey is now on golf scholarship at Vanderbilt University. In 2003, Del Greco became Birmingham Steeldogs' kickers coach. As of 2006, he co-hosts "The Opening Drive" on WJOXin Birmingham, Alabamawith Jay Barkerand Tony Kurre. His daughter, Erica, is currently a student at Auburn University.
* [http://databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=DELGRAL01 Del Greco's stats]
* [http://www.profootballhof.com/history/release.jsp?release_id=1985&title=Top+20+Scoring NFL's all time leading scorers]
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