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|death_date=December 5, 1993
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|death_place= [[Winona, Ontario]]
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| birth_date = March 25, 1925
|Position=[[End (American football)|End]], [[Offensive tackle|Tackle]]
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| birth_place = [[Niagara Falls, New York]]
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|Awards=1952 [[Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy]]
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| playing_years1 = 1945–1946
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| playing_team1 = [[Detroit Lions]] ([[National Football League|NFL]])
|years=1945-1946<BR>1947-1949<BR>1950-1954
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| playing_years2 = 1947–1949
|teams=[[Detroit Lions]] ([[National Football League|NFL]])<BR>[[Buffalo Bills (AAFC)]]<BR>[[Hamilton Tiger-Cats]] ([[Interprovincial Rugby Football Union|IRFU]])
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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]].
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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]].
   
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]].
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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]], 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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{{Jeff Russel pre 1973}}
 
{{Jeff Russel pre 1973}}
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| NAME = Mazza, Vince
 
| ALTERNATIVE NAMES =
 
| SHORT DESCRIPTION = Player of American and Canadian football
 
| DATE OF BIRTH = March 25, 1925
 
| PLACE OF BIRTH = [[Niagara Falls, New York]]
 
| DATE OF DEATH = 1999
 
| PLACE OF DEATH = [[Winona, Ontario]]
 
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[[Category:Canadian football offensive linemen]]
 
[[Category:Canadian football offensive linemen]]
 
[[Category:Canadian football wide receivers]]
 
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[[Category:Sportspeople from Niagara Falls, New York]]
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[[Category:Players of American football from New York (state)]]
 
[[Category:1999 deaths]]
 
[[Category:1999 deaths]]
   

Latest revision as of 01:40, August 22, 2019

Date of birth: March 25, 1925
Place of birth: Niagara Falls, New York
Date of death: December 5, 1993(1993-12-05) (aged 68)
Place of death: Winona, Ontario
Career information
Position(s): End, Tackle
Organizations
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com
Military service
Awards: 1952 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy

Vincent L. Mazza (March 25, 1925 – December 5, 1993) was an all-star Canadian football player. He was a two-way player, playing 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. 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.

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.

Vince settled in Winona, Ontario, and continued in the game as the color man for CHML radio for the Tiger-Cat games. He was often seen at the Winona High School football practices helping to develop young athletes.

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