Tony Dinatali was a star known for his long and accurate punting and kicking.  He then went on to play football at Boston College where he was a three year starter at quarterback and the team captain during his senior year and was selected to play on the Eastern All-Star team that played against various professional teams.

Born in South Boston, he was raised in Belmont where he was a star athlete playing football, hockey, and track and was later inducted into the Belmont High School Hall of Fame. 

It was noted in the September 11 1992 Conte Forum "Tony DiNatale may well have been the greatest Boston College quarterback ever, back in that earlier age of football, He could punt with the best of them." "Long and Low was his credo." He also played hockey, track and golf during his time at Boston College and he was inducted into the Boston College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992. After graduating from Boston College Tony was signed by the Professional Boston Shamrocks Team.

In 1940, Tony began his career as a Probation Officer at the Cambridge District Court before being called to serve in the United States Army during WW II. After his service to the Army, he returned to work at the Cambridge Court (3rd District Court of Middlesex County) where he worked until he retired as the Chief Probation Officer in 1983. He was a former member and Chairman of the Arlington Department of Youth Services, a longtime member of the Arlington Touchdown Club and was the backfield coach of Rindge Technical High School in 1947.