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Alex Wojciechowicz
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Football Player
    (August 12, 1915-July 13, 1992)
    Born in South River, New Jersey
    Attended Fordham University
    Drafted 6th overall by the Detroit Lions in the 1938 NFL Draft
    Linebacker/center for the Detroit Lions (1938-1946) and the Philadelphia Eagles (1946-1950)
    Two time NFL Champion (1948-1949)
    Two All-Pro selections (1939, 1944)
    Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (1955), the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1968) and the Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey (1995)
    He has a very long surname.
    He named one of his two sons after himself.
    His nickname was Wojie.
    He led the NFL in 1940 for interceptions returned for touchdowns with 1. (Only one interception returned for one touchdown?)
    He was a member of the Lions team that didn't win a single game in 1942.
    He is of Polish descent.
    He earned All-American honors twice while attending Fordham (1936-1937).
    He was a member of Fordham's 'Seven Blocks of Granite' as a teammate of future Pro Football Hall of Famer Vince Lombardi.
    He was chosen as the Lions' first pick in the 1938 NFL Draft.
    He had the 'iron man' tag for 8 1/2 years in his time in Detroit.
    He was considered a football player's player by pundits.
    He recorded a career high of 7 interceptions (1944).
    He was the namesake for the 'Barney Miller' character Detective Stan Wojciehowicz.

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