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Encyclopedia > Alan Page
Alan Page
Position(s):
Defensive Tackle
Jersey #(s):
88
Born: August 7, 1945 (1945-08-07) (age 62)
Flag of Ohio Canton, Ohio
Career Information
Year(s): 1967-1981
NFL Draft: 1967 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
College: Notre Dame
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Sack     148.5
Interceptions     2
Safeties     3
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Hall of Fame

Alan Cedric Page (born August 7, 1945 in Canton, Ohio) is an American jurist, and a Hall of Fame professional American football player who starred primarily with the Minnesota Vikings as a member of the "Purple People Eaters.", Justice Page is currently serving as a Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Justice Page is married to Diane Sims Page and is the father of four children, Nina, Georgi, Justin and Kamie. A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Defensive tackle (DT) is a position on the field in American and Canadian football. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ohio. ... 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The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... 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The 1973 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 21, 1973 at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. ... The 1974 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 20, 1974 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. ... The 1975 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 20, 1975 at Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. ... The 1976 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 26, 1976 at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The 1977 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 17, 1977 at Kingdome in Seattle, Washington. ... This is a list of all NFL players who have had outstanding performances throughout the 1970s and have been compiled onto this fantasy group. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... 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City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Canton is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Stark CountyGR6. ... A jurist is a professional who studies, develops, applies or otherwise deals with the law. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... The Purple People Eaters was the nickname of the Minnesota Vikings football teams defensive line of the late 1960s to the late 1970s, when the Vikings played in four Super Bowls. ... Associate Justice or Puisne (pronounced puny) Justice is the title for a member of a judicial panel who is not the Chief Justice. ... The Minnesota Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Minnesota and consists of seven members. ...

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High School

Graduated from Central Catholic High School, Canton, OH, 1964. Starred in all sports, and excelled in football.


College

Page earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He was an All-American in football in 1966, and was selected by the Vikings in the 1967 NFL Draft. At Notre Dame, he led the football team to a national championship in 1966 and a 25-3-2 record from 1964 to 1966. The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... South Bend, see South Bend (disambiguation). ... See also: 1965 in sports, other events of 1966, 1967 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Graham Hill USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jack... The 1967 National Football League Draft was the first year in which the NFL and AFL held the first joint draft of college players. ...


He was presented with one of the 1992 Silver Anniversary Awards (NCAA) for achieving personal distinction since his graduation. In 2005 he was awarded the National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award. In between he was inducted into College Football Hall of Fame (1993). The Silver Anniversary Awards are given each year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to recognize six distinguished former student-athletes on their 25th anniversary as college graduates. ... National Football Foundation logo The National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award is among the highest offered by the National Football Foundation (NFF). ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ...


In 1967 he participated in the East-West Shrine Game and 25 years later received the "Babe Hollingbery" Award for his outstanding and lasting performance as he was inducted to that game's Hall of Fame. Named to the Academic All-American Hall of Fame in 2001 and as such received the Dick Enberg Award. Also a winner of the Walter Camp Alumni of the Year in 1988.[1]. In 2002 he was inducted into International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame. 2004 winner of the Theodore Roosevelt Award (NCAA) which is awarded to a graduates from an NCAA institution who earned a varsity letter for athletics and who ultimately became a distinguished citizen of national reputation. The East-West Shrine Game is an annual post-season college football all-star game played each January since 1926. ... Richard Alan Dick Enberg (born January 9, 1935 in Mount Clemens, Michigan) is an American sportscaster. ... The Walter Camp “Alumnus of the Year” award is bestowed on a worthy individual who has distinguished himself in the pursuit of excellence as an athlete, in his personal career and in doing good works for others. ... The Theodore Roosevelt Award is the highest honor the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) may confer on an individual. ...


NFL

Although he had played defensive end in college, he was moved to defensive tackle with the Vikings. He played for Minnesota from 1967 until the middle of the 1978 season when he was released by the team. The Chicago Bears signed him and he played with the Bears until the end of the 1981 season. See also: 1966 in sports, other events of 1967, 1968 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Mario Andretti wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Richard Petty May 31-Indianapolis 500 — A.J. Foyt USAC Racing — A.J. Foyt won the season championship... See also: 1977 in sports, other events of 1978, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... See also: 1980 in sports, other events of 1981, 1982 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship May 25 - Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser Formula One...


In 1988 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is the first native of the Hall's home city of Canton to have been inducted with the second being Dan Dierdorf. In 1989 had the opportunity to dedicate "Alan Page Drive" in his hometown of Canton, OH. See also: 1987 in sports, other events of 1988, 1989 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bill Elliott CART Racing - Danny Sullivan won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Daniel Lee Dierdorf (born June 29, 1949) is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... Canton is a city located in Stark County, Ohio. ...


During Page's tenure the Vikings won one NFL (1969) and 3 NFC (1973, 1974 and 1976) title games. Page played in 218 games, never missing one. He scored 3 touchdowns (2 on fumble recoveries and one on an interception return) and also scored 3 safeties, second most in NFL history. He recovered 22 fumbles and totaled 148-1/2 sacks. He is third on the Vikings sack list with 108-1/2[2] and recorded 40 in his 3-3/4 season with the Chicago Bears. National Football Conference logo. ...


Page was named the AP's NFL "Most Valuable Player" in 1971, the second defensive player to be accorded that honor since the inception of the award in 1957 (the Lions' Joe Schmidt was co MVP in 1960). Page was joined on this short list in 1986 by New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor. The three remain the only defensive players to win the league's top regular season award. Joe Schmidt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia), commonly referred to as LT, is a retired Hall of Fame American football player. ...


He was also named the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1971 and 1973. Page earned All-Pro honors 6 times and was voted to 9 straight Pro Bowls. In addition he was voted the NEA NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1973. For that honor, he was given the George S. Halas Trophy by the Newspaper Enterprise Association. Page earned All-Pro honors six times, and was named second-team all-league three additional times. See also: 1970 in sports, other events of 1971, 1972 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... See also: 1972 in sports, other events of 1973, 1974 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty wins the Daytona 500 in which singer Marty Robbins made his first appearance as a driver. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Beginning in 1966 the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) annually awarded the George S. Halas Trophy (Not to be confused with the Pro Football Writers Association George S. Halas Courage Award or the George Halas Trophy that is awarded by the National Football League) to the NFLs outstanding defensive player. ... United Media is large editorial column and comic strip newspaper syndication service based in the United States, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company. ...


Page's playing style was based on his quickness and his ability to shed blocks with his agility and beautiful arm work (like that of Deacon Jones). He had an uncanny knack to get in the backfield and was great in pursuit. He was also adept at intercepting passes at the line. At the conclusion of his career opponents had averaged only 3.4 yards per carry against him. (cite?) David D. Deacon Jones (born December 9, 1938) nicknamed Secretary of Defense is an American athlete and actor. ...


Page was National Football League Players Association player representative, 1970-1974, 1976-1977 and a member of the NFLPA Association Executive Committee, 1972-1975. Named to the Vikings' 40th Anniversary Team in 2000. Along the way Page was named the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Week three times: Week 9, 1967; Week 8, 1968; Week 13, 1971. The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, is the labor union of players in footballs National Football League. ...


After his playing career he dabbled in the media first as a color commentator, Turner Broadcasting System covering the College Football Game of the Week series during the Fall of 1982 and then became a commentator on National Public Radio from 1982-1983. Turner Broadcasting logo Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. ... NPR redirects here. ...


In 1999, he was ranked number 34 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, the highest-ranking Viking player. Received the NFL Alumni Career Achievement Award in 1995 for attaining success in his post-NFL career. This article is about the year. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... The NFL Alumni is an organization based in Ft. ...


Legal career

Page received a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1978 while playing professional football full-time. He was a lawyer in private practice in Minneapolis from 1979 to 1984 with the law firm Lindquist and Vennum [3]. In 1985, Page was appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General and was soon promoted to Assistant Attorney General. “J.D.” redirects here. ... Walter F. Mondale Hall, home of the Law School The University of Minnesota Law School, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a professional school of the University of Minnesota. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ...


In 1992, he was elected to an open seat as an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He was re-elected in 1998, becoming the biggest vote-getter in Minnesota history also re-elected in 2004. "Justice Purple People Eater" shares fame as a former football player with Justice Byron White of the U.S. Supreme Court, now deceased. Byron Raymond White (June 8, 1917 – April 15, 2002) won fame both as a football running back and as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States...


In 1988, Page and his wife founded the Page Education Foundation, which helps minorities go to college. Justice Page has also expressed interest in becoming a public school teacher for a year or two upon retirement from the bench.


Honorary Degrees

Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters University of Notre Dame, 2004, Winston-Salem State University, 2000, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2003. The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... Winston-Salem State University is a four-year is a public, coeducational, research university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College. ...


Honorary Doctorate of Laws University of Notre Dame, 1993, St. John's University, 1994, Westfield State College, 1994, Luther College, 1995, University of New Haven, 1999. Saint Johns University can refer to: College of Saint Benedict/Saint Johns University in St. ... Westfield State College is a small liberal arts college, located in Westfield, Massachusetts, USA. Located 20 minutes from Springfield, MA and about 2 hours from Boston. ... Luther College This Luther College article is not to be confused with the Luther College associated with the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. ... The University of New Haven is a private, comprehensive, coeducational university located in suburban West Haven, Connecticut that was originally founded in 1920 as the New Haven Junior College (a division of Bostons Northeastern University). ...


Awards

2007—Trumpet Awards Foundation Honoree.[4]
2005National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award
2004Theodore Roosevelt Award (NCAA)
1999Sports Illustrated's "The 50 Greatest Sports Figures from Ohio".
1999—Star Tribune's "100 Influential Minnesotans of the Century".
1999—Star Tribune's "100 Most Important Sports Figures of the Century".
1995NFL Alumni Career Achievement Award
1994Aetna Voice of Conscience Arthur Ashe Jr. Achiever Award.
1993—WCCO Radio Distinguished Good Neighbor Award.
National Football Foundation logo The National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award is among the highest offered by the National Football Foundation (NFF). ... The Theodore Roosevelt Award is the highest honor the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) may confer on an individual. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... The NFL Alumni is an organization based in Ft. ... Aetna, Inc. ... Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. ...

1992Silver Anniversary Awards (NCAA)
1992—U.S. Sports Academy Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Service Award.
1992—Notre Dame Alumni "Reverend Edward Frederick Sorin, C.S.C." Award.
1991—Inducted into Chicago's Inner City Sports Hall of Fame.
1991National Education Association "Friend of Education" Award.
1990—Inducted into the Nike Walk of Fame.
1988Walter Camp Alumni of the Year
1987—Completed Edmund Fitzgerald 100-kilometer (62-mile) race.
1981—Selected by U.S. Jaycees as one of America's Ten Outstanding Young Men. The Silver Anniversary Awards are given each year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to recognize six distinguished former student-athletes on their 25th anniversary as college graduates. ... The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union in the United States, representing many of the countrys teachers along with other school personnel. ... Nike, Inc. ... The Walter Camp “Alumnus of the Year” award is bestowed on a worthy individual who has distinguished himself in the pursuit of excellence as an athlete, in his personal career and in doing good works for others. ...

Professional Organizations

  • Member, American Law Institute, 1993-present
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1979-1985, 1990-present
  • Member, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, 1980-present
  • Member, National Bar Association, 1979-present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1979-present
  • Member, Advisory Board, Mixed Blood Theater, 1984-present
  • Founder, Page Education Foundation, 1988. Assists minority youth with post-secondary education.
  • Member, Board of Regents, University of Minnesota, 1989-1993
  • Helped establish Kodak/Alan Page Challenge, a nationwide essay contest encouraging urban youth to recognize the value of education.
  • Member, Institute of Bill of Rights Law Task Force on Drug Testing in the Workplace, 1990-1991
  • Board of Directors, Minneapolis Urban League, 1987-1990

The American Law Institute (ALI) was established in 1923 to promote the clarification and simplification of American common law and its adaptation to changing social needs. ... The National Bar Association was established in 1925. ... American Bar Associations Washington, DC office The American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. ... This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... National Urban League Logo The National Urban League is a non-profit, nonpartisan, civil rights and community-based movement that advocates on behalf of Black Americans and against racial discrimination. ...

Notes

  • In 1979 Page became the first active NFL player to finish a marathon. His best marathon time was 3:27:50
  • As a result of his long distance running, Page played his last 5 NFL seasons at 225 pounds.
  • He is the only person in NFL history to have both worked on the construction of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Modern day marathon runners The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ...

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Preceded by
John Brodie
NFL Most Valuable Player
1971 season
Succeeded by
Larry Brown
Preceded by
Lawrence R. Yetka
Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
1993-
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Donna de Varona
Theodore Roosevelt Award (NCAA)
2004
Succeeded by
Sally Ride

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