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Ray Wietecha

Ray Wietecha (Pro football.  Born, East Chicago, IN, Nov. 4, 1928; died, Phoenix, AZ, Dec. 24, 2002.)  An ironman center who played 124 games in a row at center for the Giants, Raymond Walter Wietecha was drafted in 1950.  Wietecha had been the all-Big 10 center for the Northwestern team that won the 1949 Rose […]

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 […]

Cliff Montgomery

Cliff Montgomery (College football. Born, Natrona Heights, PA, Sept. 17, 1910; died, Mineola, NY, Apr. 21, 2005.) Captain and star quarterback for the last Ivy League team to win a major Bowl, Clifford Earl Montgomery led Columbia to a 7-0 victory over Stanford in the 1934 Rose Bowl. In the second quarter of the game, […]

George Furey

George Furey (College football.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 8, 1914; died, Nyack, NY, Jan. 20, 1986.)  Co-captain of the 1936 Columbia football team, George Francis Furey returned the opening kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown Nov. 28 to give the Lions another 7-0 victory over Stanford, this time at the Polo Grounds.  (Columbia had also […]

William J. Donovan

William J. Donovan (College football.  Born, Buffalo, NY, Jan. 1, 1883; died, Washington, DC, Feb. 8, 1959.)  Known primarily as the founder of the Office of Strategic Services, Gen. William J. Donovan was also influential in college football.  Donovan was a backup quarterback for Columbia (1903-05) who also rowed crew (1904-06) and ran track (1906).  […]

Pete Carroll

Pete Carroll (Pro football.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 15, 1951.)  Head coach of the Jets for the 1994 season, Pete Carroll was the field boss for two days less than a year.  He replaced his long-time friend Bruce Coslet on Jan. 7, 1994, after an 8-8 season.  Carroll was the first man hired for Coslet’s […]

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