Tom DeLeone, American football player, Died at 65


Thomas Denning DeLeone was born on August 13, 1950, and died on May 22, 2016.

He was American football center.

Tom spent 13 seasons in the National Football League, with the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals.

He was brought up in Kent, Ohio and in 1968, he graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School, where he was on the football, basketball, and track teams.

DeLeone played college football at Ohio State University, where he was a center starter and an All-Big Ten and first-team All-American selection.

After his college career, he worked as a criminal investigator with the U.S. Department of the Treasury rising to a Senior Special Agent position within the U.S. Customs Service.

He was a happy officer in the US Customs Service, and he was an important member of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Salt Lake City, Utah during the 2002 Olympic Games in Park City, Utah.

During 2003, The U.S. Customs Service became a part of the newly created Department of Homeland Security and he retired from Immigration and CUSTOMS Enforcement in 2007.

In 2002, he was inducted of The Ohio State University Football Hall of Fame and a 2003 inductee of the Kent City Schools Hall of Fame.

During 2009, DeLeone was married, with three children.

His son, Dean DeLeone was playing defense for the Arizona State Sun Devils football team.

Tom DeLeone passed away at 65 yrs old.