Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Alan Page

Alan Page


  • Position: Defensive End
  • School: Notre Dame
  • High School: Canton, OH (Central Catholic HS)
  • Years: 1964-1966
  • Inducted: 1993
  • Place of Birth: Canton, OH
  • Date of Birth: Aug 07, 1945
  • Jersey Number: 81
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 238

Member Biography

Alan Page was a high achiever on and off the field - an All- America college player, an all-pro star, then a judge on the Minnesota state supreme court. Throughout his several careers he told young people to get a good education. Page was a defensive end at Notre Dame, playing at 6-5, 238- pounds. Against Purdue in 1964 he blocked a punt, recovered the ball, and ran 67 yards for a touchdown. In 1966 he made 63 tackles and was consensus All-America. He went to the pros as a defensive tackle with the Minnesota Vikings 1967-1977 and Chicago Bears 1978-1981. He was in the Pro Bowl nine times and in 1971 was National Football League�s Most Valuable Player, the first time the honor had gone to a defensive performer. Page obtained a degree at Notre Dame, 1967, a law degree at Minnesota, 1978. He was assistant attorney general of Minnesota and in 1992 was elected to the state supreme court. He started Page Education Foundation, awarding scholarships to minority students. The National Education Association gave him Friend of Education Award, 1991, and the NCAA its Silver Anniversary Award, 1991. Sports Illustrated�s special section, �Amazing Americans,� May 18 1992, called him �a symbol of the best the world of sports can produce - a leader whose efforts and example have worthy impact beyond the athletic arena.�