Vince Lombardi – Italian of the Week

Jan 31, 2015 1473

To get ready for the Super Bowl tomorrow, we thought we'd put the spotlight on one of the greatest football coaches in history: Vince Lombardi.

Vince Lombardi was born on June 11, 1913 in Brooklyn, NY. He was the oldest of five children and the son of an Italian immigrant. When Vince was a teenager, he had his sights set on becoming a priest. Luckily for football, he changed his mind after two years of being in a seminary-type school. Vince eventually enrolled at Fordham University, where he was the football team's fullback. He was known as one of the "Seven Blocks of Granite" – a title bestowed upon Fordham's offensive line.

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