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31 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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alexander Francis Wojciechowicz
Nickname(s):
Wojie
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:Eagles Hall of Fame 1987.
College Football Hall of Fame 1955.
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968.

Althea Gibson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Althea Gibson
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.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1971.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
National Women's Hall of Fame 2001.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.

Amos Alonzo Stagg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Amos Alonzo Stagg
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:Head coach teams:Invented many traditions of the football game. Also baseball coach at Chicago.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
College Football Hall of Fame 1951.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1965.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1959.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2001.

Angelo Bertelli

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Angelo Bortolo Bertelli
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:

Heisman Trophy 1943, team:as quarterback.
Teams:College Football Hall of Fame 1972.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Bill Bradley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Warren Bradley
Nickname(s):
Dollar Bill
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:Book:Democrat Senator from New Jersey 1979 though 1997. Candidate for president.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Radio commentator on Sirius satellite radio.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
Eagles Hall of Fame 1993.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1988.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1985.

Carl Lewis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Carlton Lewis
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

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.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2001.
Jesse Owens Award 1982.
Jesse Owens Award 1991.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Carol Blazejowski

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Carol Ann Blazejowski
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team:Pro team:Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1994.
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.
Wade Trophy 1978.

Dick Button

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Totten Button
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Does commentary at ice skating competitions.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1976.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Dick Kazmaier

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard William Kazmaier Jr.
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:

Heisman Trophy 1951, team:as halfback. Did not go pro.
College Football Hall of Fame 1966.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Maxwell Award 1951.

Don Newcombe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Newcombe
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher Team:in the Negro Leagues.
Teams:- the latter in Japan.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
Cy Young Award 1956.

Drew Pearson (football)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Drew Pearson
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver, team:Coach, team:Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 2011.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Franco Harris

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Franco Harris
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback.
Teams:New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2011.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1989.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1992.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017.

George Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Henry Martin
Also Known As:
Sir George Martin
Nickname(s):
the Fifth Beatle
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:Made a Knight Bachelor in 1996.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2006.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999.
Guitar Center RockWalk 1994.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2004.

Harry Carson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Donald Carson
Birth Date:
Age today:
63, 2 days before his 64th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22

Brief Facts:

Linebacker.
Team:Black College Football Hall of Fame 2012.
College Football Hall of Fame 2002.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2006.
Division II Football Hall of Fame 2000.

Jersey Joe Walcott

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Raymond Cream
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.
International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013.

Larry Doby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Eugene Doby
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:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1998.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1966.

Lawrence Taylor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence JuliusTaylor
Nickname(s):
L.T.
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker tor NFL team:Contestant on TV show:season 8. Arrested May 2010. Pleaded guilty to two reduced counts.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1999.
New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
Bert Bell Award 1986.
Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1981.
Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1982.
Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award 1986.

Lou Creekmur

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Creekmur
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:Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1989.

Paul Robeson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Leroy Robeson
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:In role of:on Broadway. Controversy over his support of Soviet Communism.
College Football Hall of Fame 1995.
Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1974.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009.
Theater Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6660 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 9 April 1979.

Pelé

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edison Arantes do Nascimento
Also Known As:
Pele
Edson
Nickname(s):
The King of Football
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 32 days after his birthday
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.
National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.

Phil Rizzuto

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Philip Francis Rizzuto
Nickname(s):
The Scooter
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:for 13 years.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1994.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1985.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Babe Ruth Award 1951.

Phil Simms

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Phillip Martin Simms
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback.
Team:Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1999.

Rosey Grier

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roosevelt Grier
Nickname(s):
Rosey
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

cousin of

Brief Facts:

Pro football player. Became a minister. Helped capture Sirhan Sirhan at Robert Kennedy's assassination. Likes to do needlepoint for relaxation.
Movie:Member:with team:California Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1997.

Sam Mills

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Davis Mills Jr.
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:College Football Hall of Fame 2009.
Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 2002.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 1998.
Carolina Panthers Hall of Honor 1998.

Tom Kelly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jay Thomas Kelly
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First baseman, then manager, team:Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2012.
Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 1991.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2002.
Twins Hall of Fame 2002.

Wellington Mara

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wellington Timothy Mara
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 Jersey Hall of Fame 2012.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1997.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1990.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Willis Reed

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Willis Reed Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9".
Center / power forward, Teams:Coach, teams:Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1982.
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1960.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1994.

Yogi Berra

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Peter Berra
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:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972.
Missouri Wall of Fame 1972.
New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1988.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6322 Delmar Boulevard.
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