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Steve Owen

Steve Owen (Pro football.  Born, Cleo Springs, AR, Apr. 21, 1898; died, Oneida, NY, May 17, 1964.)  Steve Owen came out of Phillips University and was perhaps the best tackle of his era in the National Football League, but his real fame was to come during his 23-year tenure as the head coach of the […]

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 […]

Tim Mara

Tim Mara (Pro football. Born, New York, NY, July 29, 1887; died, New York, NY, Feb. 16, 1959.) One of the legendary names not only in New York sports but in all of pro football, Timothy J. Mara created the second-oldest continuous sports franchise in the New York area, the New York Football Giants, in […]

Joe Carr

Joe Carr (Executive.  Born, Columbus, OH, Oct. 22, 1880; died, Columbus, OH, May 20, 1939.)  A very active sports administrator for two decades, Joseph F. Carr had his greatest impact on the National Football League.  Carr succeeded Jim Thorpe, the first president, in 1921 and worked to expand the league from its small-town roots into […]

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