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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 […]

Howard Dunney

Howard Dunney (College football.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 19, 1912; died, Paramus, NJ, Jan. 31, 2004.)  Among the leading punters in the nation during his career, Howard Edwin Dunney was an end on N.Y.U.’s football varsity from 1935 to 1937.  His punting prowess earned him game Most Valuable Player honors in the 7-6 upset of […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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