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{{Infobox gridiron football person
 
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|birth_date=March 25, 1925
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|birth_place= [[Niagara Falls, New York]]
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|death_date=December 5, 1993
| birth_date = March 25, 1925
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|death_place= [[Winona, Ontario]]
| birth_place = [[Niagara Falls, New York]]
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|Position=[[End (American football)|End]], [[Offensive tackle|Tackle]]
| death_date = {{dda|1993|12|5|1925|3|25}}
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|College=None
| death_place = [[Winona, Ontario]]
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|Number= 55, 75
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|Career Highlights=Y
| position1 = [[End (American football)|End]], [[Offensive tackle|Tackle]]
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|Awards=1952 [[Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy]]
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|Stats=Y
| playing_years1 = 1945–1946
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|DatabaseFootball=MAZZAVIN01
| playing_team1 = [[Detroit Lions]] ([[National Football League|NFL]])
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| playing_years2 = 1947–1949
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|years=1945-1946<BR>1947-1949<BR>1950-1954
| playing_team2 = [[Buffalo Bills (AAFC)]]
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|teams=[[Detroit Lions]] ([[National Football League|NFL]])<BR>[[Buffalo Bills (AAFC)]]<BR>[[Hamilton Tiger-Cats]] ([[Interprovincial Rugby Football Union|IRFU]])
| playing_years3 = 1950–1954
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| awards = 1952 [[Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy]]
 
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'''Vincent L. Mazza''' (March 25, 1925 December 5, 1993) was an all-star [[Canadian football]] player. He was a two-way player, playing [[Offensive line|offensive]] and [[defensive line]], and sometimes [[tight end]].
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'''Vincent L. Mazza''' (born March 25, 1925 in [[Niagara Falls, New York]]) was an all-star [[Canadian football]] player. He was a two-way player, playing [[Offensive line|offensive]] and [[defensive line]], and sometimes [[tight end]].
   
Mazza did not attend college, but went directly to the pro leagues from [[Trott Vocational High School]]. He played for the [[Detroit Lions]] of the [[National Football League]] (NFL) for six games in 1945 and 1946. He moved to the up-start [[All-America Football Conference]] (AAFC) in 1947, with the [[Buffalo Bills (AAFC)|Buffalo Bills]]. He played three years (1947 to 1949) there, mostly as a lineman, catching two passes and making one [[interception]], and returning a [[lateral pass]] for a [[touchdown]]. He played in their 1948 championship loss to the [[Cleveland Browns]].
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Mazza did not attend college, but went directly to the pro leagues from [[Trott Vocational High School]]. He played for the [[Detroit Lions]] of the [[National Football League]] (NFL) for six games in 1945 and 1946. He moved to the up-start [[All-America Football Conference]] (AAFC) in 1947, with the [[Buffalo Bills (AAFC)|Buffalo Bills]]. He played three years (1947 to 1949) there, mostly as a lineman, catching two passes and making one [[Interception (football)|interception]], and returning a [[lateral pass]] for a [[touchdown]]. He played in their 1948 championship loss to the [[Cleveland Browns]].
   
 
He was recruited by the [[Hamilton Tiger-Cats]] of the [[Interprovincial Rugby Football Union]], and played five seasons with them (1950 to 1954). He was an all-star as an end from 1950 to 1952, was a double all-star in 1953 (both offense and defense) and was an offensive line all-star in 1954. He won both the [[Grey Cup]] and the [[Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy]] as best player in the East in 1952.
 
He was recruited by the [[Hamilton Tiger-Cats]] of the [[Interprovincial Rugby Football Union]], and played five seasons with them (1950 to 1954). He was an all-star as an end from 1950 to 1952, was a double all-star in 1953 (both offense and defense) and was an offensive line all-star in 1954. He won both the [[Grey Cup]] and the [[Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy]] as best player in the East in 1952.
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{{41st Grey Cup}}
 
{{41st Grey Cup}}
 
{{Jeff Russel pre 1973}}
 
{{Jeff Russel pre 1973}}
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{{Persondata <!-- Metadata: see [[Wikipedia:Persondata]]. -->
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| NAME = Mazza, Vince
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| ALTERNATIVE NAMES =
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| SHORT DESCRIPTION = Player of American and Canadian football
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| DATE OF BIRTH = March 25, 1925
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| PLACE OF BIRTH = [[Niagara Falls, New York]]
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| DATE OF DEATH = 1999
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| PLACE OF DEATH = [[Winona, Ontario]]
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[[Category:1925 births]]
 
[[Category:1925 births]]
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[[Category:Canadian football offensive linemen]]
 
[[Category:Canadian football offensive linemen]]
 
[[Category:Canadian football wide receivers]]
 
[[Category:Canadian football wide receivers]]
[[Category:Sportspeople from Niagara Falls, New York]]
 
[[Category:Players of American football from New York (state)]]
 
 
[[Category:1999 deaths]]
 
[[Category:1999 deaths]]
   
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