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Alex Wojciechowicz

Alex Wojciechowicz (College Football.  Born, South River, NJ, Aug. 12, 1915; died, South River, NJ, July 13, 1992.)  Among the legendary names of New York college football, Alex Wojciechowicz is one of the greatest. He was the center and middle linebacker around whom the fabled second version of the “Seven Blocks of Granite” were built […]

Wellington Mara

Wellington Mara (Pro Football. Born, New York, NY, Aug. 14, 1916; died, Rye, NY, Oct. 25, 2005.) During the 1930s, Fordham was a national power in college football with the second version of the “Seven Blocks of Granite” filling the Polo Grounds and during those years Wellington Mara was an undergraduate along with such fabled […]

Tim Cohane

Tim Cohane (Sportswriter.  Born, New Haven, CT, Feb. 7, 1912; died, Nashua, NH, Jan. 22, 1989.)  A writer and editor, Timothy Cohane began his career as the sports publicist for Fordham following his graduation in 1935.  Cohane thus became the public relations arm during the most glorious era of Rams football.  He revived a phrase, […]

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