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    Featured Hall of Famer: Alan Page

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    [size=18px]Featured Hall of Famer: Alan Page[/size]

    Alan Page was a high achiever on and off the field - an All- America college player, an all-pro star, then a judge on the Minnesota state supreme court. Throughout his several careers he told young people to get a good education.

    Page was a defensive end at Notre Dame, playing at 6-5, 238- pounds. Against Purdue in 1964 he blocked a punt, recovered the ball, and ran 67 yards for a touchdown. In 1966 he made 63 tackles and was consensus All-America. He went to the pros as a defensive tackle with the Minnesota Vikings 1967-1977 and Chicago Bears 1978-1981.

    He was in the Pro Bowl nine times and in 1971 was National Football League’s Most Valuable Player, the first time the honor had gone to a defensive performer. Page obtained a degree at Notre Dame, 1967, a law degree at Minnesota, 1978.

    He was assistant attorney general of Minnesota and in 1992 was elected to the state supreme court. He started Page Education Foundation, awarding scholarships to minority students.

    The National Education Association gave him Friend of Education Award, 1991, and the NCAA its Silver Anniversary Award, 1991. Sports Illustrated’s special section, “Amazing Americans,” May 18 1992, called him “a symbol of the best the world of sports can produce - a leader whose efforts and example have worthy impact beyond the athletic arena.”

    Featured Hall of Famer: Alan Page

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    Re: Featured Hall of Famer: Alan Page

    Alan Page is another fine example as to why this Nation is the very best Nation in the world. It goes to show that if you are willing to work hard enough for something you have a fair shot of getting it.

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    Re: Featured Hall of Famer: Alan Page

    WOW..

    I knew he was a otre dame guy.. But Minnesota Supreme Court after being a hall of famer DE.. I've seen some of his film, what a beast!

    Like to see some of his courtroom film.. Showing those criminals who's boss (as the assistant att. gen.).. And I bet the always got what he wanted on the Supreme Court.. "You'll vote against this bill Bob" jk jk

    That guy is amazing!
    i m better than you, so just give up...

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    "Potus2028" wrote:
    WOW..

    I knew he was a otre dame guy.. But Minnesota Supreme Court after being a hall of famer DE.. I've seen some of his film, what a beast!

    Like to see some of his courtroom film.. Showing those criminals who's boss (as the assistant att. gen.).. And I bet the always got what he wanted on the Supreme Court.. "You'll vote against this bill Bob" jk jk

    That guy is amazing!
    :lol:

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    "Potus2028" wrote:
    WOW..

    I knew he was a otre dame guy.. But Minnesota Supreme Court after being a hall of famer DE.. I've seen some of his film, what a beast!

    Like to see some of his courtroom film.. Showing those criminals who's boss (as the assistant att. gen.).. And I bet the always got what he wanted on the Supreme Court.. "You'll vote against this bill Bob" jk jk

    That guy is amazing!

    He has done a lot of work towards improving the education system. Something he hasn't gotten enough credit for.

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: Featured Hall of Famer: Alan Page

    that's amazing.. i didnt even know that..

    learn something new every day.. despite my hardest efforts, i learned.. DURING THE SUMMER!
    i m better than you, so just give up...

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    "Potus2028" wrote:
    that's amazing.. i didnt even know that..

    learn something new every day.. despite my hardest efforts, i learned.. DURING THE SUMMER!
    :scratch: You didn't know Alan Page was a Supreme Court Judge?

    I thought everyone knew that Alan Page rules!

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    Re: Featured Hall of Famer: Alan Page

    "singersp" wrote:
    "Potus2028" wrote:
    that's amazing.. i didnt even know that..

    learn something new every day.. despite my hardest efforts, i learned.. DURING THE SUMMER!
    :scratch: You didn't know Alan Page was a Supreme Court Judge?

    I thought everyone knew that Alan Page rules!
    oh....ouch. :banana:

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    My all time favorite Viking. This guy was a monster on the field and a role model off the field. He is the reason I became a Viking fan and I haven't looked back since.

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    "howkings" wrote:
    My all time favorite Viking. This guy was a monster on the field and a role model off the field. He is the reason I became a Viking fan and I haven't looked back since.
    Well it's a damn good thing you started watching Page play while he was still a Viking.

    Otherwise, had you waited a year or two, you'd have been a Bears fan. :wink:

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