Nelson Italiano
Nelson Italiano
Full Name:  Nelson Anthony Italiano
     Born:  August 29, 1928
     Died:  September 12, 2013 in Tampa, Fl
   School:  Plant High School in Tampa, Florida
            Florida in Gainesville, Florida


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FSU Career
Football
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1950  42  HB      5-11 182  Jr   *   Tampa                       
1951  42  FB      5-11 186  Jr-R *   Tampa                       
1952  42  HB      5-11 165  Sr-R *   Tampa                       


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Obituray for Nelson Anthony Italiano, Sr.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on September 14, 2013

ITALIANO, Nelson Anthony Sr. founder of Italiano Insurance Inc., passed away early Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2013 surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife, Jane McKneely Italiano of Griffin, GA; his four children, Nelson A. (Nat), Jody, Terrell, and Jeff; and four grandchildren. A native of Tampa, he was born on Aug. 29, 1928 and attended Mitchell Elementary, Wilson Jr. High, and Plant High School where he played varsity football, basketball and track. He then briefly attended the University of Florida before transferring to Florida State University where he received an honorable mention, Little All American, playing football. In 1955 he married Jane and a year later their first son, Nat, was born. Nelson served in the USAF, 1st. Lt. Intelligence Officer (Top Secret Clearance). From 1955-1960 he was an agent at Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. In 1960 the Baldwin-Italiano Insurance Agency was formed with his childhood friend Walter Baldwin. In 1984 Italiano Insurance Services, Inc., a family-owned business was created and is now run by his youngest, Jeff. Nelson was a social man, a born leader with a big heart, and a dedicated family man. Throughout his 85 years, he made many friends and was heavily involved in the city of Tampa. His accolades are vast and all encompassing. He was both an organizing member and a president of the Tampa Sports Club. Ever the family man, when his children were young, he spent five years as the Boy Scouts Scoutmaster for Troop 411, Palma Ceia Methodist Church, was both founder and president of the Palma Ceia Little League, and was Robinson High School Parents Association Athletic Rep for two years and president for another two. As his family grew so did Nelson's love for the Tampa Bay community in which he was raised. He became involved in the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce (Sports Chairman), was an eight-year member of the Tampa Sports Authority (president for two years), and a West Coast Bowl Association Member. Staying loyal to his Alma Mater, he served as Area VP of the FSU Alumni Association and became part of the FSU Athletic Council. Nelson served as Secretary to the Florida State Board of Business Regulation, was a Florida Freshwater Fish & Game Commissioner, and a Foundation member of the USF board, and board member of the Greater Tampa Independent Insurance Agents Association. He received many awards and honors including Tampa Chapter, Football Hall of Fame honoree, the Distinguished American Award, and received the Circolo Culturale Italiano of University of South Florida Man of the Year Award. The honorary pallbearers and Nelson's lifelong, closest friends are Walter Whitehead (Uncle Walter), Ed Flom (Uncle Eddie), and Sam Salario (Uncle Sammy). He was known and loved by many and will be truly missed.



Awards
Football
Year  Award
1951  Associated Press - Little All-American - Honorable Mention


FSU Statistics
Football
Season Statistics
Defense
         |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
Year  GP |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
1950     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  5 |  30
1951     |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  3 |  18
1952     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  3 |  18
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot    0 |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 | 11 |  66
Offense/Kick and Punt Returns
         |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
Year  GP |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
1950     |  76  424  5.6  5 33t |   0    0  0.0  0     |  16- 39 - 3   459  8 80t |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  424
1951     |   0  276  0.0  3 64  |   0    0  0.0  0     |  26- 61 - 0   465  6 63t |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  276
1952     |  60  289  4.8  3     |   1    4  4.0  0     |  19- 32 - 1   216  3     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  293
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot    0 | 136  989  7.3 11 64  |   1    4  4.0  0     |  61- 132- 4  1140 17 80t |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  993
Punting and Kicking
         |            Punting             |                       Kicking
Year  GP |  no   yds  avg lg tb fc i20 bk | fgm-fga   pct 01-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 lg   kick
---------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
1950     |  10   350 35.0                 |    -    0.000   -     -     -     -         -  
---------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
Tot    0 |  10   350 35.0  0  0  0   0  0 |   0-0   0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0   0-0
Football
Game Participation
                            |      Starts
1950                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Oct  7 RANDOLPH-MACON COLL  |  1           
Oct 14 HOWARD               |  1           
Oct 21 NEWBERRY COLLEGE     |  1  LH   DB  
Oct 28 SEWANEE              |  1  LH   DB  
Nov 10 STETSON              |  1  LH   DB  
Nov 18 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE  |  1  LH   DB  
Nov 25 TAMPA                |  1  LH   DB  
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  7   5    5

                            |      Starts
1951                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 29 TROY STATE           |  1  FB       
Oct  5 MIAMI                |  1  FB       
Oct 13 DELTA STATE          |  1  FB       
Oct 20 SUL ROSS STATE       |  1  FB       
Oct 27 STETSON              |  1  FB   LB  
Nov  3 JACKSONVILLE NAS     |  1  FB   LB  
Nov 10 WOFFORD COLLEGE      |  1           
Nov 17 TAMPA                |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  8   6    2

                            |      Starts
1952                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 27 LOUISIANA TECH       |  1  LH       
Oct  4 LOUISVILLE           |  1  LH       
Oct 10 VIRGINIA MILITARY    |  1  LH       
Oct 25 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |  1  LH       
Nov  1 STETSON              |  1  LH       
Nov  8 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |  1  LH       
Nov 15 FURMAN               |  1  LH       
Nov 22 GEORGIA TECH         |  1  LH       
Nov 29 WOFFORD COLLEGE      |  1  LH       
Dec  6 TAMPA                |  1  LH       
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         | 10  10    0

----------------------------|--------------
Career Tot                  | 25  21    7
Football
Game Statistics
                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1950                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Oct  7 RANDOLPH-MACON COLL  |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Oct 14 HOWARD               |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Oct 21 NEWBERRY COLLEGE     |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Oct 28 SEWANEE              |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Nov 10 STETSON              |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 18 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE  |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 25 TAMPA                |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  5 |  30

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1951                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Sep 29 TROY STATE           |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct  5 MIAMI                |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct 13 DELTA STATE          |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Oct 20 SUL ROSS STATE       |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Oct 27 STETSON              |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov  3 JACKSONVILLE NAS     |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 10 WOFFORD COLLEGE      |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 17 TAMPA                |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  1-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  1-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  3 |  18

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1952                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Sep 27 LOUISIANA TECH       |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Oct 10 VIRGINIA MILITARY    |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Nov  8 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 15 FURMAN               |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 29 WOFFORD COLLEGE      |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Dec  6 TAMPA                |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  3 |  18

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1950                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Oct  7 RANDOLPH-MACON COLL  |   8   54  6.8  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   54
Oct 14 HOWARD               |   6   16  2.7  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   16
Oct 21 NEWBERRY COLLEGE     |   0  110  0.0  1 33t |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  2     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  110
Oct 28 SEWANEE              |  13   85  6.5  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   85
Nov 10 STETSON              |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  2     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Nov 18 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE  |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  2     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Nov 25 TAMPA                |  16   98  6.1  1 27t |   0    0  0.0  0     |   2-   2- 0    61  2     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   98
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |  43  363  8.4  5 33t |   0    0  0.0  0     |   2-   2- 0    61  8     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  363

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1951                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Sep 29 TROY STATE           |   8   83 10.4  0 64  |   0    0  0.0  0     |   4-   9- 0    88  1     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   83
Oct  5 MIAMI                |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  2     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Oct 13 DELTA STATE          |  13   31  2.4  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   7-  15- 1   191  2     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   31
Oct 20 SUL ROSS STATE       |  12   74  6.2  1 47t |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   1- 1     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   74
Oct 27 STETSON              |  11   43  3.9  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   3-   5- 1    28  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   43
Nov  3 JACKSONVILLE NAS     |   0   -2  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   -2
Nov 10 WOFFORD COLLEGE      |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   1-   1- 0    27  1     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Nov 17 TAMPA                |   0    0  0.0  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |  44  229  5.2  3 64  |   0    0  0.0  0     |  15-  31- 3   334  6     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  229

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1952                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Sep 27 LOUISIANA TECH       |  10   77  7.7  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   2-   3- 0    24  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   77
Oct 10 VIRGINIA MILITARY    |   8   25  3.1  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   3-   4- 1    23  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   25
Nov  8 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |   9   56  6.2  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  2     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   56
Nov 15 FURMAN               |   7   19  2.7  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   5-  10- 0    69  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   19
Nov 29 WOFFORD COLLEGE      |  16   79  4.9  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  1     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   79
Dec  6 TAMPA                |   8   33  4.1  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   33
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |  58  289  5.0  3     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  10-  17- 1   116  3     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  289