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Joe Alexander

Joe Alexander (Pro football.  Born, Silver Creek, NY, Apr. 1, 1898; died, New York, NY, Sept. 12, 1975.)  A center from Syracuse U., Joseph Alexander was the first player ever to sign a contract with the Football Giants.  After playing with Rochester (1921) and Milwaukee (1922) while earning a medical degree, Dr. Alexander opened a [...]

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