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Lou Little

Lou Little (College football. Born, Leominster, MA, Dec. 6, 1893; died, Delray Beach, FL, May 28, 1979.) Louis Lawrence Little stamped his name indelibly on some of the brightest moments in the history of New York college football during his 27-year tenure as head coach at Columbia. After playing a season at Vermont, Little transferred […]

Paul Governali

Paul Governali (Football.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Jan. 5, 1921; died, San Diego, CA, Feb. 15, 1978.)  Despite playing for a team that was 3-6 for the season, Paul V. Governali was chosen the Maxwell Trophy winner for 1942 and finished second to Georgia running back Frank Sinkwich in the Heisman Trophy voting as the […]

Ken Germann

Ken Germann (College football.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 16, 1921; died, Richmond, VA, Aug. 24, 2005.)  An end who once caught a 76-yard touchdown pass for Columbia, Kenneth George Germann became the school’s third athletic director (1968-74) following Ralph Furey’s retirement.  Germann had been head football coach and athletic director at Iona Prep (1946-57), the Columbia […]

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