Aldo Forte
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Personal information
Born:(1918-01-20)January 20, 1918
Chicago, Illinois
Died:August 29, 2007(2007-08-29) (aged 89)
Palm City, Florida
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Chicago (IL) Fenger Academy
NFL Draft:1939 / Round: 21 / Pick: 191
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× All-Star (1940, 1941)
Career NFL statistics
Games played:49
Games started:12
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at

Aldo John Forte (January 20, 1918 – August 29, 2007) was a guard and an offensive tackle in the National Football League who played for the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, and the Green Bay Packers.[1] Forte played collegiate ball at the University of Montana before being drafted into the NFL by the Chicago Bears in the 21st round of the 1939 NFL Draft. He played professionally for five seasons before retiring in 1947.[2]

After retiring, Forte served as a longtime assistant offensive line coach for the Detroit Lions from 1950–1965.[3] He died in Palm City, Florida in 2007.[4][5]


  1. ^ " - Aldo Forte". Retrieved October 7, 2008.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Aldo Forte Statistics". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved October 7, 2008.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-01. Retrieved 2015-01-01.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Former Lions' Player and Coach Aldo Forte Dies". Archived from the original on 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2009-04-13.
  5. ^ "Aldo Forte Stats".