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Jim Lansing

Jim Lansing (College football. Born, Mount Vernon, NY, Sept. 16, 1919; died, Mount Vernon, NY, Dec. 2, 2000.) An all-America end at Fordham, James Lansing became a critical part of the restoration of football at Rose Hill. Lansing starred for the Rams in 1940 and 1941 and, after returning from World War II military service, […]

Ward Cuff

Ward Cuff (Pro football.  Born, Redwood Falls, MN, Aug. 13, 1913; died, Vallejo, CA, Dec. 24, 2002.)  From a fame standpoint, Ward L. Cuff was distinctly the fourth back on the 1936 Marquette team.  That Warriors team finished the regular season 7-1 and then played in the first Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1, 1937, which […]

Jim Crowley

Jim Crowley (College football.  Born, Chicago, IL, Sept. 10, 1902; died, Scranton, PA, Jan. 15, 1986.)  One of the legendary “Four Horsemen” of Notre Dame, James Harold Crowley was head football coach at Fordham for nine seasons (1933-41).  “Sleepy Jim” coached the second “Seven Blocks of Granite” team (1936-37) and took the Rams to two […]

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