June 11, 1913. Vincent Thomas Lombardi, Pro Football Hall of Fame coach, born at New York, NY. Lombardi played football for Fordhams famed Seven Blocks of Granite line in the mid-1930s, became a teacher and began to coach high school football. He became offensive line coach at West Point in 1949 and moved to the New York Giants in 1954. Five years later, he was named head coach of the Green Bay Packers. His Packers won five NFL titles and two Super Bowls in nine years, and Lombardi was generally regarded as the greatest coach and the finest motivator in pro football history. He retired in 1968 but was lured back to coach the Washington Redskins a year later. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame posthumously in 1971. Died at Washington, DC, Sept 3, 1970.
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