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Archie Roberts

Archie Roberts (College football.  Born, Holyoke, MA, Sept. 15, 1903; died, Holyoke, MA, Oct. 6, 1984.)  A part of the fabled “Four Centaurs” backfield on N.Y.U.’s greatest football teams, Arthur Henry Roberts was the halfback partner of Ken Strong (q.v.) in 1926 and 1927.  (The other “Centaurs” were quarterback Jack Connor and fullback Frank Briante […]

Ken Strong

Ken Strong (College and pro football.  Born, West Haven, CT, Apr. 21, 1906; died, New York, NY, Oct. 5, 1979.)  An early star for the Football Giants, and rated by most as New York University’s greatest athlete, Elmer Kenneth Strong was the leader of a college football team that enjoyed the greatest success in the school’s history.  […]

Chick Meehan

Chick Meehan (College football. Born, Shelburne Falls, MA, Sept. 5, 1893; died, Syracuse, NY, Nov. 9, 1972.) A combination of strategist and showman, John Francis Meehan coached both New York University and Manhattan during their football glory days. Meehan played at Syracuse and was head coach there (1920-24) before joining N.Y.U. He formed the “Four Centaurs” […]

Frank Briante

Frank Briante (College football.  Born, White Plains, NY, Mar. 5, 1905; died, White Plains, NY, May 26, 1996.)  Frank (Five-Yard) Briante (whose full name was Francis Xavier Briante) was the fullback in the famed “Four Centaurs” backfield at N.Y.U. (1925-27).  In 1926, the group was formed with the addition of halfback Ken Strong and quarterback Jack […]

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