A University of Illinois Rose Bowl game used football from January 1, 1947, signed by 41 players. Illinois won by a score of 45 to 14 over UCLA. Player Chick Maggioli saved this ball from the game and had it signed by the team. Maggioli played in college at Indiana in 1942, at Notre Dame from 1943-44 and at Illinois from 1946-47. He played professionally for the Buffalo Bills in 1948, the Detroit Lions in 1949 and the Baltimore Colts in 1950. This is a regulation ball with the painted legends "Big 9 - Rose Bowl Champions" and "Ill. 45-UCLA 14," showing significant game use. "'Chick' Maggioli - 1946" is written in ballpoint near the laces. Signatures include: Ray Eliot (head coach), Julius Rykovich (MVP), Mac Wenskunas (captain), Alex Agase, Lou Agase, Chick Maggiolio, Perry Moss, Ruck Steger, Art Dufelmeir, Don Mills, Sam Zatkoff, John Wrenn, Isaiah Owens, Mike Kasap, Bob Kunz, Ray Florek, Stan Green, Ray Grierson, Charles Gottfried, Les Johnson, Paul Paterson, Tommy Stewart, Don Maechtle, Dwight Eddleman, James Valek, Tom Gallagher, Chuck Flynn, Herb Siegert, John Genis, Al Mastrangeli, Bert Piggott, Verlon Seliger, Lester Bingaman, Bob Prymuski, Bill Franks, Frank Bauman, Ralph Serpico, Tom Zaborac, Leo Cahill, George Demit and Joe Buscemi. Signatures are mostly "7-9" examples. LOA from Maggioli accompanies. LOA from PSA DNA.