If Gerald O'Loughlin portrayed even a portion of the man that he was then Mr. Cappelletti was a wonderful man. “I don’t really like it if [my name] is the only reason why they’re doing it,” Cappelletti said. This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. “Sometimes it’s a distraction; because of my last name, they’re my best friend or they don’t like me because they don’t like my dad,” he said. Cappelletti was the eleventh overall pick of the 1974 NFL Draft, taken by the Los Angeles Rams. The comparisons between Nick Cappelletti and his dad, John, the 1973 Heisman Trophy winner, pretty much end with the last name. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. “He doesn’t pressure me. Chino Hills Ayala (11-1) vs. Palos Verdes Peninsula (13-0), 7:30 p.m., Cal State Fullerton, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (11-2) vs. Arroyo Grande (9-3), 7:30 p.m., Pierce College, Riverside North (12-1) vs. Chino (11-1), 7:30 p.m., Citrus College, Hacienda Heights Wilson (12-1) vs. Bell Gardens (12-1), 7:30 p.m., Cerritos College, La Mirada (13-0) vs. Laguna Hills (12-1), 7:30 p.m., La Mirada, Lancaster Paraclete (12-1) vs. Banning (9-4), 7 p.m. at Nicolet Middle School, Brentwood (11-2) vs. Arrowhead Christian (10-3), 7:30 p.m., University of Redlands, Your guide to the 2020 election in California. “He’s good about letting me do what I want,” Nick Cappelletti said of his father. I just bought a new copy of the book tonight and found news of your father's death online. During his acceptance speech, John names Joey as his prime motivator, then gradually breaks down in tears, as he tells everyone he wants Joey to have his trophy, for inspiring him and for enduring so much difficulty with leukemia. Family members linked to this person will appear here. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial. Try again later. A system error has occurred. To the Cappelletti family. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. Failed to remove flower. God Bless all of you and may the Ressurection of Easter comfot you at this time. Cappelletti almost chose to don the blue and white of another university -- Villanova. The film was adapted from a best-selling biography of the brothers, and was well presented and well received. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional, No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. This account has been disabled. “If I never really had a football career,” John Cappelletti said, “would Nicholas have gone on to do what he did with or without me? Trivia (1) Running Back for the Los Angeles Rams … Denise and Bil Longua, Share to let others add their own memories and condolences. Drag images here or select from your computer for Joseph J. Share JOHN's life story with friends and family. [11], National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, List of Pennsylvania State University people, "Heisman Trophy cometh to the Iceman - Cappelletti", "Sports hero dedicates prize to dying brother", "Cappelletti recalls poor conditions at first PSU-LSU bowl", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Cappelletti&oldid=986108828, Penn State Nittany Lions football players, Players of American football from Pennsylvania, NFL player missing current team parameter, Infobox NFL biography articles missing alt text, Infobox NFL biography articles with old NFL.com URL, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Career statistics and player information from, This page was last edited on 29 October 2020, at 21:01. They extended their love to not only all of your family but to all of us, your friends. He played nine seasons in the league, five with the Rams (1974–1978), and four with the San Diego Chargers (1980−1983). In the era before freshman eligibility, Cappelletti was a running back on the freshman team at Penn State in 1970. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, Verify and try again. I thank him for helping me and a class of fifth graders, who got to know your family through that book. A look at California’s November ballot propositions. California’s November election will feature 12 statewide ballot measures. Select a place on the map to place the pin. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. The defense asks the linemen to occupy blockers and entrusts the linebackers to make most of the tackles. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. It's a LIFE that may only be lived by dying...but so difficult to let go. Sorry! Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I didn't know your husband and father except through the book and movie about Joey. When Nick Cappelletti steps on the field Saturday night in the Southern Section Division V championship game for top-seeded Santa Margarita’s football team, he will be doing so as his own man, not as John’s son. The morning of the game, Cappelletti asked Joey what he wanted for his upcoming 11th birthday. I had to make a copy of them for every kid in the class. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. what a family God bless the Cappaletti's. I spent my plan period calling a newspaper in Philadelphia, I talked to some reporter and he was really intrigued by these kids being so excited about the book, he sent us a huge packet of articles. My Prayers are with you at this most difficult time. As a sophomore, Cappelletti was the junior varsity’s defensive MVP. Jackie Lacey vs. George Gascón: What to know about L.A County district attorney’s race. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. "Cappelletti story to be dramatized on TV" "Something for Joey," the touching true-life story of the close and loving relationship between Penn State's John Cappelletti, now a star running back for the Los Angeles Rams, and Joey, his younger brother stricken with leukemia, will be dramatized in a major CBS special from 9 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. God Blessed you...with a warm loving family. Please contact Find a Grave at support@findagrave.com if you need help resetting your password. That statistic is important because the Eagles usually have halftime leads that enable reserves plenty of second-half playing time. John Jr even woke up early for a video conference from California. John wins the Heisman during a downturn in Joey's illness. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. No memorial events are currently scheduled. For help using the website visit our help page or contact support@findagrave.com. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. I teach school in a small Kansas town. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. John scored 4 touchdowns for Joey. We always thought how lucky you all were to have parents like Ann and John Cappelletti. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? GREAT NEWS! John sr took me on a tour of their home and I regret never keeping in touch with this great man. Where to vote. My Dad used to take me to see John play for Bonner back then. 4, 2011. Cappelletti is married with four sons and now resides in Laguna Niguel, California, with wife, Betty (née Berry). TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. In Something for Joey, a shocked Cappelletti is seen confiding to a teammate: "How am I going to score four touchdowns?" My thoughts and prayers go out to the Cappelletti family. Please try again later. (I Corinthians 13) D'Anne Beall.

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