June 17, 2014 - by
Tony Romeo Bio

  Tony Romeo
Tony Romeo

Hall of Fame Class:
1988 (Football)

Defensive end Tony Romeo was perhaps best known for a sophomore season in 1958 that produced honorable mention All-America honors from the Associated Press and UPI. Romeo keyed a strong FSU defensive effort that led to an appearance in the Bluegrass Bowl. He was named Florida Defensive Linemen of the Week three times. Although he was often injured in his junior and senior seasons, Romeo played both ways for the Garnet and Gold, making the Florida All-State team as a senior. Romeo played seven years for New England and held the tight end record for catches in a game (10 for 149 yards) and was Florida’s Pro Athlete of the Year in 1966. Romeo was also known for beginning the first chapel services in professional football.

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