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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 […]

Ray Walsh

Ray Walsh (Pro football.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 18, 1916; died, White Plains, NY, Aug. 6, 1998.)  A skilled jack-of-all-trades, Raymond J. Walsh served the Football Giants from 1947-91 in a wide range of positions.  Walsh was a scout, publicist, business manager, and negotiator.  He was active in the lease negotiation and planning that […]

William Russell

William Russell (College sports.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Apr. 12, 1884; died, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 18, 1929.)  A standout all-around athlete at Fordham under his birth name William Lerche, William Russell became a leading movie star in the silent film era.  Russell mixed a modest boxing career with some vaudeville and stage work before […]

Ed Randall

Ed Randall (Sportscaster.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 20, 1952.)  A baseball jack-of-all-trades announcer, Edwin Wayne Randall has done play-by-play, update work, and anchored his own syndicated television program.  Randall was a minor league play-by-play voice in such towns as Elmira, N.Y., Bristol, Conn., Spokane, Wash., and Vancouver, B.C., from 1974-81.  A Fordham graduate, he […]

Ed Kelleher

Ed Kelleher (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, June 29, 1894; died, Munich, Germany, July 19, 1945.)  A very popular and highly successful coach, Edward Ambrose Kelleher turned out well-regarded teams at Fordham and West Point.  Kelleher began his varsity coaching career at St. John’s (1921-22), where his only team was 9-5.  At Fordham, he […]

Malcolm Moran

Malcolm Moran (Sportswriter. Born, New York, NY, Oct. 31, 1953.) Starting as an intern at Newsday (Oct. 1974) while still an undergraduate at Fordham, Malcolm Moran became the leading national college football writer at The New York Times. Moran joined the Newsday staff, first part-time and then full-time, covering a variety of sports. On Jan. […]

Dom Principe

Dom Principe (Football.  Born, Brockton, Mass., Feb. 9, 1917.)  A rugged back who was a major part of Fordham’s offense, Dominic Alfred Principe was also a member of both the Football Giants (1940-42) and the A.A.F.C. Brooklyn Dodgers (1946).  At Fordham, he played both ways but was primarily a fullback tough to stop in short-yardage […]

Ernie Palladino

Ernie Palladino (Sportswriter.  Born, White Plains, NY, Apr. 13, 1955.)  While an undergraduate at Fordham, Ernest Andrew Palladino began his career with the old Daily Argus of Mount Vernon, N.Y., in 1976.  He eventually became the paper’s sports editor.  In 1981, Palladino was shifted to the principal paper of the Gannett Westchester group, The Reporter […]

Larry Glueck

Larry Glueck (College football.  Born, Norristown, PA, Oct. 5, 1941.)  When Fordham football made the transition from Div. III to Div. I-AA in 1989, Lawrence David Glueck was the head coach expected to take the Rams to the next level.  Glueck had taken over the Div. III program in 1986 and, after a 4-5-1 first […]

Hank Borowy

Hank Borowy (Baseball.  Born, Bloomfield, NJ, May 12, 1916; died, Brick, NJ, Aug. 23, 2004.)  After going 38-27 in three years for the Newark Bears, the Yankees’ premier farm team, Henry Ludwig Borowy finally made it to the big club in 1942.  The righthander was 15-4 as a rookie as the Yankees won the pennant.  […]

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