Former Minnesota All-American dies

Leo Nomellini, twice an All-American for the Gophers football team, died Tuesday at the age of 76.
Nomellini died from complications from a stroke three weeks after entering Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California.
During his career at Minnesota (1946-1949), Nomellini was selected first team all-Big Ten three times.
In 1950, Nomellini, a tackle, was drafted in the first round of the draft by the San Francisco 49ers’. He was the 49ers first NFL draft choice.
Nomellini played on both sides of the ball for the 49ers. He was selected All-NFL six times, four on defense and two on offense, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1969.
He is survived by a daughter, a son, a sister and four grandchildren.

Charges settled
Two current Gophers had their problems with the law settled this week.
Running back Tellis Redmon was cleared of all charges surrounding his driving after revocation and with no proof of insurance.
Kicker Mike Albert’s driving under the influence was ammended to careless driving, a misdemeanor. Albert will serve one year probation and pay a $250 fine.

— Compiled by John R. Carter and Sarah Mitchell