January 5, 1921|
Bronx, New York
|Died:||February 14, 1978
San Diego, California
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||194 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||New York (NY) Evander Childs|
|NFL Draft:||1943 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Paul Vincent "Pitchin' Paul" Governali (January 5, 1921 – February 14, 1978) was a professional American football quarterback in the National Football League. An All-American at Columbia University, he was the 1942 recipient of the Maxwell Award for College Player of the Year and the first runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. At quarterback, he passed for 1,442 yards in nine games that season, threw 19 passes for touchdowns, and completed 52 percent of his passes, all new collegiate records. He was also among the leading punters in the nation. He still holds the Columbia record for touchdown passes in one game (five).
After a lackluster 1948 season, Governali retired from professional football and returned to Columbia, where he worked as an assistant coach while pursuing his doctorate in education, which he received in 1951.
He returned to coaching football at San Diego State University for five years from 1956 to 1960. The Aztecs had a lackluster record during those years and Governali was succeeded by Don Coryell, who led them to their best years.
Governali was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986.
Paul Governali also had a minor stint as an actor, portraying a professional football player in the 1948 movie titled, "Triple Threat."
Paul Governali was married to Edna Governali with whom they had 4 children: Paul, Jeannie, Nicole, and Sam.
|San Diego State Aztecs (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1956–1960)|
|1956||San Diego State||4–3–2||2–1||T–2nd|
|1957||San Diego State||2–7||0–2||5th|
|1958||San Diego State||3–5||2–3||4th|
|1959||San Diego State||1–6–1||0–5||6th|
|1960||San Diego State||1–6–1||0–5||6th|
|San Diego State:||11–27–4||4–16|
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