Alan Page Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Childhood And Early Life
American football player and jurist Alan Page was born on the 7 August 1945.
Alan Page graduated from Central Catholic High School (1963) and then studied at the University of Notre Dame where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science (1967. Later, he was awarded a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School (1978).
Rise To Fame
During his time at the University of Notre Dame, Alan Page was captain of the school football team which won the 1966 national championship. In 1966, he became a college football All-American.
During the 1970s Alan Page became known as a defensive tackle when he played for the Minnesota Vikings. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings and played for them from 1967-1978, playing with the Vikings in four super bowls. He then signed up with the Chicago Bears and played with them until 1981.
Alan Page was in the NFL from 1970-1974 and from 1976-1977. From 1972 until 1975 he was on the Executive Committee of the National Football League Players Association.
He worked in the media as a sports commentator during the early 1980s and then pursued a legal career. Alan had worked at a law firm between 1979 through to 1984 when his sporting commitments allowed him to do so. In 1985 he was made Special Assistant Attorney General and later became Assistant Attorney General. He was elected Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1992 and was reelected in 1998, 2004 and 2010. After reaching the legal retirement age for judges in the state, Page retired.
Awards And Achievements
Highly regarded as one of the most impressive defensive linemen ever to play, Alan Page is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1988) and in 1993 was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He was also presented with the National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award in 2005.
He married Diane Sims, and the couple had four children together.
In 1988, Alan Page and his spouse set up the Page Education Foundation to assist students of color by providing mentoring advice and financial assistance in exchange for community volunteer work.