- NFL standout with the Denver Broncos and an All-American on a national championship Notre Dame team.
- Became an even greater inspiration nationwide as he battled Lou Gehrig’s disease for more than a decade prior to his 2011 death.
- 1962 graduate of Johnstown Catholic (Bishop McCort) set numerous Crushers records.
- First-team All-American at Notre Dame as defensive lineman in 1966 by both the American Football Coaches Association and the United Press International
- Part of what was called “The Game of the Century” as Notre Dame and Michigan State, the top-two ranked teams, played to a 10-10 tie in 1966.
- Played eight seasons for the Broncos from 1967 through 1974.
- Appeared in 98 games, with 76 starts. Started all 14 games in 1973 during Denver’s first winning season.
- Assistant coach of the Johnstown Jackals indoor football team.