Gary Famiglietti was born in Boston on November 28, 1913, played for Medford High School and went on to play fullback and linebacker for Boston University.

He was taken in the third round by the Chicago Bears in the 1938 NFL Draft and played for the Bears from 1938 thru 1945 and rushed for 1927 yards, received for 170 yards and scored 21 touchdowns.

In 1942 he led the league when he scored eight touchdowns. In 1940, 1941 and 1942 was selected to the Pro Bowl and in 1942 was named ALL-Pro. The 1942 Bears went 11-0 but lost the NFL Championship game to the Redskins.

In 1946 he played for the Boston Yanks and rushed for 54 yards and four touchdowns before retiring after the season.

After retirement from football, he worked for in the shipping department the Boston Dairy Company.

Gary Famiglietti is a member of the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame and died of cancer on July 13, 1986, at age 72, in Chicago.