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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 […]

Wellington Mara

Wellington Mara (Pro Football. Born, New York, NY, Aug. 14, 1916; died, Rye, NY, Oct. 25, 2005.) During the 1930s, Fordham was a national power in college football with the second version of the “Seven Blocks of Granite” filling the Polo Grounds and during those years Wellington Mara was an undergraduate along with such fabled […]

Leo Paquin

Leo Paquin (College football.  Born, New York, NY, June 13, 1910; died, Rutherford, NJ, Dec. 2, 1993.)  Leo Paquin was the left end on the second version of Fordham’s “Seven Blocks of Granite” (1934-36).  Known as “Twinkletoes” to his teammates because of his grace, Paquin later became head football coach, athletic director, and a teacher […]

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