Bill Giovanetti - Football (1979-82) - Class of 2000

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Bill Giovanetti joined fellow inductee Sean Beckton as the first football players to be inducted into the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame. He was one of the pillars of the early football program at UCF, starting at linebacker for the first-ever team at a young age of 17.

From 1979-82, he would start all 37 of the games he played. He led the Knights in tackles three of his four years, and set a school record for career tackles that lasted more than 10 years.

His career tackles mark (429) stands in second place all-time and is tied for the school record for tackles in a game (23). He earned All-America honors for his efforts in the 1981 season and went on to sign with the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL after his UCF career.

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