The young fullback of the Detroit Lions around 1961 after he set a new team rushing mark for Detroit of 872 yards on the ground. He was also 4th in the NFL for rushing yards as well.
Detroit Lions Fullback Nick Pietrosante in the Early 1960s
4 Lions greats from the early 1960s - fullback Nick Pietrosante, Middle Linebacker Joe Schmidt, Defensive Tackle Alex Karras & Quarterback Earl Morrall
4 Lions form the Early 1960s -Nick Pietrosante, Joe Schmidt, Alex Karras & Earl Morrall
A former 1st round pick from Notre Dame he was named Rookie of the Year in 1959.
Nick Pietrosante, Detroit Lions 1959-1965
7 seasons with the Lions (1959-1965). Rushed for 3933 yards and 28 touchdowns. Left with a 4.2 YPC average.
Nick Pietrosante, Detroit Lions Fullback
Taking a handoff from quarterback Earl Morrall (#14), Lions fullback Nick Pietrosante (#33) gets behind offensive lineman John Gordy (#75)
Detroit Lions Nick Pietrosante, Earl Morrall & John Gordy