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Augie Lio


Augostino Salvatore Lio

Inducted 1979

Date of Birth



East Boston, MA


Georgetown University (1938-1940)


He was known as a bruising blocker and acclaimed for his accuracy as a place kicker. In both of these capacities Agostine "Augie" Lio was a valuable asset to the Georgetown Hoyas. Beginning in the fall of 1938, Lio's first year on the team, Georgetown started out on a 23-game winning streak. In high school, he pioneered his teams to great upsets by kicking timely field goals. Lio rarely failed to nail a field goal when the time came. Lio captained the 1940 Hoyas, the team that was to see the end of Georgetown's winning streak in a heartbreaking loss to Boston College. Lio scored the first 10 points virtually by himself. He led the team to the first touchdown by executing key blocks, kicking the extra point and added a field goal soon afterward. Despite his efforts, the team went down to defeat, 19-18. Lio's performance spurred writer Grantland Rice to write; "It was the greatest all-around exhibition of power, skill, deception and spirit that I ever saw. Lio booted the early field goal with the ease of a pro." Lio received first-team All-America honors before going on to play professional football. He was also selected to the all-time Orange Bowl team and was a starter in the 1941 College All-Star game.


Height 6'0

Weight 215

Career Highlights

  • 1940 First Team All-America
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