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1930 – Consensus All-American Alfred E. Bull died. Bull played quarterback and center for Pennsylvania (1894-1895) earning Consensus All-America honors as a center in 1895. After college, he immediately entered the coaching profession as the head coach at Iowa (1896) and Franklin & Marshall (1896-1897). Additional head coaching stints followed at the Latrobe Athletic Association (1898), Georgetown (1900), Lafayette (1903-1907) and Muhlenberg (1908-1910). Bull retired from coaching with a respectable 62-34-15 record as a college head coach.
1951 – College Football Hall of Fame Class of 1959 member Stan Keck died. Keck played tackle and guard for Princeton (1919-1921). Keck served as the head coach at Norwich and Waynesburg in the 1940’s.
1953 – Current Columbia head coach Al Bagnoli was born. Bagnoli played college football at Central Connecticut (1972-1974). After graduation, he entered the coaching profession eventually taking over as head coach at Union (NY) (1982-1991). He then became the head coach at Pennsylvania (1992-2014) before taking over at Columbia (2015-present).
1987 – Chuck Bednarik Award 2008 winner Rey Maualuga was born. Maualuga played linebacker for USC (2005-2008). He was then drafted in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals where he has spent his entire career to date (2009-present).
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