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Art DeCarlo, Colts defensive back
Art DeCarlo, Colts defensive back

Arthur Anthony "Art" DeCarlo Sr., a defensive back for the Baltimore Colts who played on the fabled 1958 championship team, died of complications from dementia Dec. 21 at his home in Birmingham, Ala. The former Ellicott City resident was 82. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of Josephina and Antonio DeCarlo, a contractor. He was raised by an older brother after the death of his parents. He worked in a steel mill the summer after his senior year in high school and had offers to play for Ohio colleges. A high school classmate gave him a one-way train ticket to Athens, Ga., and told him to try out for the Georgia Bulldogs. He stood 6 feet 3 and weighed just 180 pounds. ...

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