Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Alex "Wojie" Wojciechowicz

Alex "Wojie" Wojciechowicz

Details

  • Position: Center
  • School: Fordham
  • High School: South River, NJ (South River HS)
  • Years: 1935-1937
  • Inducted: 1955
  • Place of Birth: South River, NJ
  • Date of Birth: Aug 12, 1915
  • Place of Death: Forked River, NJ
  • Date of Death: Jul 13, 1992
  • Jersey Number: 30
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 192

Member Biography

The hard-leather helmet days of football knew no better center than Alex Wojciechowicz, the heart of Fordham's famed Seven Blocks of Granite. He was the perfect example of football basics, blocking and tackling with a fierce pride. In 1936, Wojciechowicz became an All-America selection and in 1937 as he led the Rams to a 7-0-1 mark. No Fordham foe was able to score a touchdown against the "Blocks of Granite" that year. After graduation, he played for Detroit (1938- 1946) and Philadelphia (1946-1950) in the NFL. In 1955, he was elected to the National Football Foundation's Hall of Fame and was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968. At 5-11 and 192 pounds, Alex was the centerpiece of Fordham's granite wall. Perhaps the greatest honors of his career came against arch rival Pitt. In each of his three games against the Panthers, Alex was cited as the man responsible for stopping the Blue and Gold dead - cited not by sportswriters, but by the Pitt team.