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Archie Roberts(Jr.)

Archie Roberts (College football.  Born, Holyoke, MA, Nov. 4, 1942.)  Son of the former N.Y.U. running back, Arthur James Roberts became not only a stellar quarterback but also probably the last three-sport letterman in Columbia history.  Roberts drew most of his public attention as the Lions quarterback (1962-64) during a career in which he set […]

Jim Garrett

Jim Garrett (Football.  Born, Rutherford, N.J., June 19, 1930.)  Coming off an 0-9 season and having lost 11 games in a row, Columbia hired James W. Garrett as its head football coach in December 1984.  Garrett came to the Ivy League school after nearly two decades (1966-84) as a coach, scout, and administrator in the […]

Ernie Accorsi

Ernie Accorsi (Football.  Born, Hershey, PA.)  A one-time sportswriter for the Baltimore Sun and Philadelphia Inquirer, Ernie Accorsi guided his career from reporting to public relations to administration to becoming general manager of the Football Giants.  Accorsi was p.r. director of the old Baltimore Colts from 1970-75, spent two years as assistant to the president of the N.F.C., and […]

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