He was a running back for the Steelers from to , and then became the longest tenured coach in the team's history, from to He was the Nittany Lions' most valuable player as a senior in He graduated in with a bachelor's degree in social studies. He roomed with Jim Ragano his freshman year at Penn State.
Dave Tacconelli did a great job explaining all the features of our new Jeep Compass. Many features had changed and improved from our model. Unfortunately the "teaser ad" pricing in the paper was no where near the monthly lease we ended up paying plus down payment, but it is a nicer car than our earlier model. All of the people we dealt with were very pleasant and the paperwork went quite smoothly. Dave was recommended to us by a co-worker and we appreciate Dave listening to our needs.
He played fullback for the University of Iowa in and and for the Los Angeles Rams from to He was the Rams' all-time leading rusher at the end of his playing career with the team. He concluded his professional football career as a member of the Dallas Texans in He also led Dubuque to Mississippi Valley Conference championships in and and was twice selected as an All-Iowa player. He ran 88 yards for a touchdown against Fritz Crisler 's Michigan Wolverines.