Anthony “Tony” Giglio

About This Inductee

Old Forge High School’s Outstanding Football & Baseball Athlete

Tony Giglio ’74 (1952- ): Tony Giglio burst into the forefront of the Lafayette football scene in the first game of his junior year when he came off the bench to rush for 183 yards to help the Leop-ards defeat Kings Point. He didn’t stop running until he had set a career rushing record with 2,519 yards. A two-time Little All-American, Giglio also holds the current school records for carries in a season (228) and a career (505), as well as average yards per carry in a career (5.0). At 5’11” and 175 pounds, Giglio combined a rare ability to run through the trenches and around the end. He became Lafayette’s first 1,000-yard rusher in 91 years of football in 1972 when he ran for 1,204 yards, a record that stood until this past season. His best effort gained him 238 yards on 27 carries versus Colgate, one of six times that he gained over 100 yards as a junior. He concluded the season by being named honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press and being recognized as Athlete of the Year in his native Lackawanna County. As a senior, Giglio again surpassed 1,000 yards rushing with 1,078, despite being hampered most of the season by a groin injury. The Associated Press rewarded his accomplish-ments this time by selecting him as a third team Little All-American. A two-time most valuable player for Lafayette, Giglio totaled a dozen 100-yard games in his career, including two games in which he rushed for more than 200 yards. He scored 23 touchdowns and topped the team in scoring in both his junior and senior seasons. In addition to his yardage as a halfback, Giglio is credited with 417 yards on 51 pass receptions and 1,390 yards in kickoff and punt returns, bringing his all-purpose yardage to more than 4,000 yards.