Joseph George Vetrano (October 15, 1918 – May 10, 1995) was an American football placekicker who played four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC). He played college football at the University of Southern Mississippi and attended Neptune High School in Neptune Township, New Jersey.
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|Position:||Placekicker / Halfback / Defensive back|
|Born:||October 15, 1918|
Neptune, New Jersey
|Died:||May 10, 1995 (aged 76)|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||170 lb (77 kg)|
|High school:||Neptune (NJ)|
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Vetrano signed with the AAFC's San Francisco 49ers after serving in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II and played for the 49ers from 1946 to 1949. He was nicknamed "The Little Toe", which was later shortened to "The Toe", during his pro career and recorded an AAFC record 108 extra points. On one extra point attempt, holder Frankie Albert fumbled the snap and Vetrano scored the point on a drop kick.
Vetrano was an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers from 1953 to 1956. He also served as a chief scout for the 49ers. He helped the backfield as an assistant coach for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in 1967. Vetrano later coached high school football in New Jersey.
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