The Pro Football Hall of Fame will recognize the late Vince Lombardi in a special ceremony at St. Francis Preparatory School on Wednesday, October 2.
A plaque honoring Lombardi will be presented at the school, where it will be permanently placed, as a part of the Hometown Hall of Famers program. Lombardi’s grandson, John, will accept the plaque on behalf of the Lombardi family.
The football legend attended St. Francis Prep and played on the football team until he graduated in 1933.
Lombardi is attributed for saying, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing,” and he certainly knew how to win.
He is best known as the head coach who led the Green Bay Packers pro football team to three straight and five total league championships, including the first two Super Bowls in 1966 and 1967.
The NFL’s Lombardi Trophy, the award for the winning team in the Super Bowl, is named in his honor. Lombardi was entered into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.