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Ventan Yablonski

Ventan Yablonski (College football.  Born, Worcester, MA, Mar. 4, 1923; died, Naperville, IL, March 1, 2008.)  A sophomore quarterback at Fordham in 1942, Ventan Constantine Yablonski became a star halfback and placekicker at Columbia after World War II.  Yablonski, a stocky 5’8”, 190 pounds, gained 637 yards rushing in two seasons (149 carries, 4.3 average) […]

Hardy Brown

Hardy Brown (Pro football.  Born, Childress, TX, May 8, 1924; died, Stockton, CA, Nov. 8, 1991.)  After playing for Southern Methodist and Tulsa with military service in World War II in between, Hardy Brown became a linebacker with the Brooklyn Football Dodgers in 1948.  When the Dodgers folded after the season, Brown moved to the Chicago […]

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