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Transcript of Vince Lombardi
I went to Cathedral to become a catholic priest, but didn't want to become a priest so I transferred to St. Francis Preparatory. I went to Fordham University for college.
Death date, place, cause, and age at death
I died on September 3, 1970 at Georgetown University Hospital because of colon cancer and I was only 57 years old.
I played football at Fordham University and coached there as well. I also coached at St. Cecilia High School, the New York Giants from 1954-1958, the Green Bay Packers from 1959-1967, and I was a GM for the Washington Redskins in 1969.
My parents immigrated from Italy. My father owned a meat shop. I played baseball and basketball in high school, but became a football coach.
I was born on June 11, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York.
As a kid I had a mom named Matilda, a dad named Harry, I also had 2 sisters and 2 brothers. My sisters were Claire and Madeleine. My brothers were Harry Jr. and Joe.
I was the coach of the year in 1959 and 1961. I was entered in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971 and I was also entered in the Packers Hall of Fame in 1975 and the Redskins Hall of Fame in 1997. The Super Bowl trophy was named after me.
I married a women named Marie Plantiz on August 27, 1940. I had two kids Vice Jr. on April 27, 1942 and Susan on February 13, 1947.
Contributions in Life
I won Super bowl 1 and 2. Six time division champ. My record in all is 105-35-6. My playoff record is 9-1.
Title and Author of Book
When Pride Still Mattered A Life of Vince Lombardi
By David Maraniss
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