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Mel Triplett

(Pro football.  Born, Indianola, MS, Dec. 24, 1930; died, Toledo, OH, July 2, 2002.)  A high school football, basketball, track and field, and gymnastics star, Melvin Christopher Triplett chose to attend the University of Toledo after receiving twenty-six scholarship offers to play football.  After his graduation, the Giants made him the 56th overall pick in […]

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi (College and pro football. Born, Brooklyn, NY, June 11, 1913; died, Washington, DC, Sept. 3, 1970.) While he became legendary coaching at Green Bay, Vincent Thomas Lombardi had a long football history in New York. A guard on the famed “Seven Blocks of Granite” line at Fordham (1935-37), Lombardi began to study law. […]

Jim Lee Howell

Jim Lee Howell (Pro football.  Born, Lonoke, AR, Sept. 27, 1914; died, Lonoke, AR, Jan. 4, 1995.)  An end who played nine seasons for the Football Giants in two terms divided by World War II (1937-42, 1946-48), Jim Lee Howell then coached the team  successfully for seven seasons (1954-60).  Howell played end at Arkansas and […]

Don Heinrich

Don Heinrich (Pro football.  Born, Chicago, IL, Sept. 19, 1931; died, Sarasota, FL, Feb. 29, 1992.)  Donald Heinrich was a backup quarterback for the Giants (1954-59) who often started ahead of Charley Conerly (q.v.) to, as head coach Jim Lee Howell (q.v.) put it, “probe the defenses.”  Heinrich played 43 games for the Giants and […]

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