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93 Persons in the New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame:

About:
Properly named: Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey
Location:
Members are honored with plaques that are displayed at Izod Center (known as the Continental Airlines Arena until October 2007)
in the Meadowlands Sports Complex
East Rutherford, NJ
Years Active:
1993-

Alex Wojciechowicz

Real/Birth Name:
Alexander Francis Wojciechowicz
Nickname(s):
Wojie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 30 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive lineman and linebacker. Teams Fordham University, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

College Football Hall of Fame 1955 as a member of
Eagles Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968 as a member of

Althea Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Althea Gibson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 34 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Winner of the French Open in 1956. The first person of color to win a Grand Slam. Also won Wimbledon twice.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Amos Alonzo Stagg

Real/Birth Name:
Amos Alonzo Stagg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
102
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In college, an end for team Yale University. Head coach teams University of Chicago, College of the Pacific. Invented many traditions of the football game. Also baseball coach at Chicago.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Angelo Bertelli

Real/Birth Name:
Angelo Bortolo Bertelli
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Notre Dame as quarterback. Teams Los Angeles Dons, Chicago Rockets

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

College Football Hall of Fame 1972 as a member of
Heisman Trophy 1943 as a member of
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of

Anne Donovan

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Theresa Donovan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 8 inches (203.2 cm)

Brief Facts:

Team Old Dominion University. As a coach, teams Old Dominion University, East Carolina University, Philadelphia Rage, Indiana Fever, Charlotte Sting, Seattle Storm, New York Liberty, Seton Hall Univerity, Connecticut Sun. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Olympic Gold Medal 1988. As a coach, Olympic Gold Medal 2008.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of
Olympic Gold Medal 1984 as a member of
Olympic Gold Medal 1988 as a member of
Olympic Gold Medal 2008 as a member of
FIBA Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Honda Sports Award 1983 as a member of
Naismith College Player of the Year 1983 as a member of
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2018 as a member of
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

Bill Bradley

Real/Birth Name:
William Warren Bradley
Nickname(s):
Dollar Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team New York Knicks. Book The Journey from Here. Democrat Senator from New Jersey 1979 though 1997. Candidate for president. Commentator on Sirius satellite radio.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Bill Parcells

Real/Birth Name:
Duane Charles Parcells
Nickname(s):
Bill
The Big Tuna
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 19 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010 as a member of
Paul Brown Trophy 1994 as a member of
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of

Carl Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Carlton Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Carol Lewis by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Specializing in sprint and long jump. Won 10 Olympic medals including 9 Olympic Gold Medal wins. 10 World Championships medals, 8 of which were gold.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
Olympic Gold Medal as a member of
James E. Sullivan Award 1981 as a member of
Jesse Owens Award 1982 as a member of
Jesse Owens Award 1991 as a member of
Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1984 as a member of
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of
Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Texas Sports Hall of Fame as a member of
Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of
United States Olympic Hall of Fame as a member of
University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1998 as a member of

Carol Blazejowski

Real/Birth Name:
Carol Ann Blazejowski
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team Montclair State College. Pro team New Jersey Gems

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2016 as a member of
Wade Trophy 1978 as a member of
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of

David Stern

Real/Birth Name:
David Joel Stern
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NBA Commissioner. Helped found Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA.)

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Deron Cherry

Real/Birth Name:
Deron Leigh Cherry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Strong safety, punter. Teams Rutgers University, Kansas City Chiefs

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1988 as a member of
Chiefs Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of

Dick Button

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Totten Button
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
91, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Does commentary at ice skating competitions.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

James E. Sullivan Award 1949 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1970 as a member of
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983 as a member of
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1976 as a member of

Dick Kazmaier

Real/Birth Name:
Richard William Kazmaier Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Princeton University as halfback. Did not go pro.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

College Football Hall of Fame 1966 as a member of
Heisman Trophy 1951 as a member of
Maxwell Award 1951 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1989 as a member of

Don Newcombe

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Newcombe
Nickname(s):
Newk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Team Newark Eaglesin the Negro Leagues. Teams Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Chunichi Dragons- the latter in Japan.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Cy Young Award 1956 as a member of
National League Rookie of the Year Award 1949 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of

Drew Pearson (football)

Real/Birth Name:
Drew Pearson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver, team Dallas Cowboys. Coach, team Dallas Texans

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 2011 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of
Texas Sports Hall of Fame as a member of

Franco Harris

Real/Birth Name:
Franco Harris
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback. Teams Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Frank Tripucka

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Joseph Tripucka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Notre Dame, Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals, Dallas Texans, Ottawa Rough Riders, Denver Broncos, Saskatchewan Roughriders

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

George Martin

Real/Birth Name:
George Henry Martin
Also Known As:
Sir George Martin
Nickname(s):
the Fifth Beatle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Produced the albums of the Beatles. Produced theme songs Goldfinger, Live and Let Die. Made a Knight Bachelor in 1996.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1987 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 1994 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of

George Young (football Exec)

Real/Birth Name:
George Bernard Young
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Assistant coach, team Baltimore Colts. General manager team New York Giants

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of
New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010 as a member of
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2020 as a member of

Harry Carson

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Donald Carson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Team New York Giants

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Black College Football Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
College Football Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of
Division II Football Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2018 as a member of
New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010 as a member of
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of
Walter Camp Man of the Year 2011 as a member of

Horace Ashenfelter

Real/Birth Name:
Horace Ashenfelter III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 17 days before his 95th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In 3000 m steeplechase, Olympic Gold Medal 1952.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Olympic Gold Medal 1952 as a member of
James E. Sullivan Award 1952 as a member of
Millrose Games Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1975 as a member of

Jack McKeon

Real/Birth Name:
John Aloysius McKeon
Nickname(s):
Trader Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Manager, teams Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Jersey Joe Walcott

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Raymond Cream
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight boxer, and referee.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

International Boxing Hall of Fame as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of

Jim Ringo

Real/Birth Name:
James Stephen Ringo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 2 days before his 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Teams Syracuse University, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles. Coach, team Buffalo Bills. Also a pro bowler.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Eagles Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1974 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981 as a member of

Joe Medwick

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Michael Medwick
Nickname(s):
Ducky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left fielder. Teams Scottdale Scotties, St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, Boston Braves, Miami Beach Flamingos

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Joe Theismann

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Robert Theismann
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Notre Dame, Toronto Argonauts, Washington Redskins. Analyst for football games. Spokesperson in ads.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Larry Doby

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Eugene Doby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The second player to integrate Major League Baseball at Cleveland. Teams Newark Eagles, San Juan Senators, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Chunichi Dragons

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame as a member of
Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1966 as a member of
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of

Lawrence Taylor

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence JuliusTaylor
Nickname(s):
L.T.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker for NFL team New York Giants and college team University of North Carolina. Member of the linebacker group Crunch Bunch. Contestant on TV show Dancing with the Stars season 8. Arrested May 2010. Pleaded guilty to two reduced counts.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Lou Creekmur

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Creekmur
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left offensive tackle/guard. Team Detroit Lions

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of

Marty Liquori

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Liquori
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Middle distance runner.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Milt Campbell

Real/Birth Name:
Milton Gray Campbell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Decathlete. One season, team Cleveland Browns. Olympic Gold Medal 1956.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Olympic Gold Medal 1956 as a member of
IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1982 as a member of
National High School Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
United States Olympic Hall of Fame as a member of

Monte Irvin

Real/Birth Name:
Monford Merrill Irvin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left fielder, also right field. Teams Newark Eagles, New York Giants, Chicago Cubs

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Paul Robeson

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Leroy Robeson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Ol' Man River. In role of Othello on Broadway. Controversy over his support of Soviet Communism.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1974 as a member of
College Football Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1984 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Theater Hall of Fame as a member of

Paul Tagliabue

Real/Birth Name:
Paul John Tagliabue
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The former Commissioner of the National Football League, 1989-2006.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Pelé

Real/Birth Name:
Edison Arantes do Nascimento
Also Known As:
Pele
Edson
Nickname(s):
The King of Football
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Brazilian soccer star. The IOC named him Athlete of the Century in 1999.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Phil Rizzuto

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Francis Rizzuto
Nickname(s):
The Scooter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop, team New York Yankees for 13 years.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Babe Ruth Award 1951 as a member of
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1985 as a member of

Phil Simms

Real/Birth Name:
Phillip Martin Simms
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Team New York Giants

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010 as a member of

Rick Barry

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Francis Dennis Barry III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams University of Miami, San Francisco Warriors, Oakland Oaks / Washington Caps, New York Nets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Roosevelt Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Roosevelt Brown Jr.
Nickname(s):
Rosey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive tackle. Teams Morgan State University, New York Giants

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Black College Football Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
CIAA Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of
Morgan State University Hall of Fame 1974 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of
New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010 as a member of
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975 as a member of
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1979 as a member of

Rosey Grier

Real/Birth Name:
Roosevelt Grier
Nickname(s):
Rosey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 5 inches (195.58 cm)

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Pro football player. Became a minister. Helped capture Sirhan Sirhan at Robert Kennedy's assassination. Likes to do needlepoint for relaxation. Movie The Thing with Two Heads. Member Fearsome Foursome with team Los Angeles Rams. Team Pennsylvania State University

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

California Sports Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of

Sam Mills

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Davis Mills Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Carolina Panthers Hall of Honor 1998 as a member of
College Football Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 2002 as a member of
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of
New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of

Tom Kelly

Real/Birth Name:
Jay Thomas Kelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 12 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First baseman, then manager, team Minnesota Twins

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Vince Lombardi

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Thomas Lombardi
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Coach of team Green Bay Packers

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Wellington Mara

Real/Birth Name:
Wellington Timothy Mara
Nickname(s):
The Duke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
younger brother of
Younger than Jack Mara by 8 years.
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
son of
uncle of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-owner, team New York Giants

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010 as a member of
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of

Willis Reed

Real/Birth Name:
Willis Reed Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 9 inches (205.74 cm)

Brief Facts:

Center / power forward, Teams Grambling State University,, New York Knicks. Coach, teams New York Knicks, Creighton University, New Jersey Nets

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Yogi Berra

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Peter Berra
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. "It ain't over till it's over". Teams New York Yankees, New York Mets, Houston Astros, Norfolk Tars, Newark Bears

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Ellis Island Medal of Honor as a member of
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1970 as a member of
Missouri Wall of Fame 1972 as a member of
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972 as a member of
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame as a member of
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015 as a member of
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1988 as a member of
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