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Rosey Grier

Rosey Grier (Pro football.  Born, Cuthbert, GA, July 19, 1932.)  Once an N.C.A.A. shot put champion at Penn State, Roosevelt Grier became a standout defensive tackle for seven seasons with the Giants.  Grier was the Giants’ No. 3 draft pick in 1955 and had an impressive rookie season.  He was even better the next year […]

Larry Glueck

Larry Glueck (College football.  Born, Norristown, PA, Oct. 5, 1941.)  When Fordham football made the transition from Div. III to Div. I-AA in 1989, Lawrence David Glueck was the head coach expected to take the Rams to the next level.  Glueck had taken over the Div. III program in 1986 and, after a 4-5-1 first […]

Frankie Frisch

Frankie Frisch (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 9, 1898; died, Wilmington, DE, Mar. 12, 1973.)  Frankie Francis Frisch was known throughout his baseball career as the “Fordham Flash” for good reason.  Fordham  incubated Frisch’s talents. He attended Fordham Grammar School, Fordham Prep and Fordham College.  His speed earned him the sobriquet “flash” as a youngster and […]

Ed Franco

Ed Franco (College football.  Born, New York, NY, Apr. 24, 1915; died, Bayonne, NJ, Nov. 18, 1992.)  A stocky 5’8”, Edmund J. Franco was the left tackle on Fordham’s second version of the “Seven Blocks of Granite” line.  Franco was a consensus all-America choice in 1936 and 1937 as the Rams were 12-1-3 over the […]

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