Baptiste Manzini biography

Baptiste Manzini

American football player

1920 – 2008


Who was Baptiste Manzini?

Baptiste John "Bap" Manzini was a professional American football offensive lineman and high school football coach.

Manzini was born August 27, 1920 in Treveskyn, Pennsylvania. He attended St. Vincent College, where he was an all-state center. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Air Force.

He played in three seasons in the National Football League, 1944 and 1945 for the Philadelphia Eagles and 1948, one game for the Detroit Lions and three games again for the Eagles.

When his playing career ended, he coached high school football in Pennsylvania for 30 years at the former Bellmar High School and at Thomas Jefferson High School. Overall, his record was 203–74–8.


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Aug 27, 1920
Allegheny County
  • Saint Vincent College
Lived in
  • Allegheny County
May 9, 2008

on July 23, 2013

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