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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 […]

Ed Franco

Ed Franco (College football.  Born, New York, NY, Apr. 24, 1915; died, Bayonne, NJ, Nov. 18, 1992.)  A stocky 5’8”, Edmund J. Franco was the left tackle on Fordham’s second version of the “Seven Blocks of Granite” line.  Franco was a consensus all-America choice in 1936 and 1937 as the Rams were 12-1-3 over the […]

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