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Arnold Galiffa


Arnold Anthony Galiffa

Inducted 1983

Date of Birth



Donora, PA


United States Military Academy (1946-1949)


Arnold Galiffa spent his first season with Army as an understudy to Arnold Tucker. Then he spent three years as the starting quarterback. In his four years the Army record was 9-0-1, 5-2-2, 8-0-1, 9-0-0. His best plays as a forward passer were against Washington and Lee in 1947, against Pennsylvania in 1948, (winning the game with 30 seconds left); and against Columbia in 1949. He was a consensus All-America in 1949 and finished fourth in the Heisman voting after being a third-team pick the previous year. After finishing at West Point, Galiffa served in the Korean War. He played pro football with the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, 1953-54. Galiffa was born January 29, 1927, in Donora, Pennsylvania and attended the same high school as baseball great Stan Musial. He died from cancer in September, 1978.


Height 6'2

Weight 190

Career Highlights

  • 1949 Consensus All-America
  • 1949 Heisman - Fourth
  • 1948 Third Team All-America
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