Alex Wojciechowicz is a former professional football that played for the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles from 1938-50.He played both offensive lineman and linebacker during his playing days in the NFL, and was part of the Seven Blocks of Granite (the nikname for the offensive line) during his college career at Fordham.
Alexander Francis Wojciechowicz (August 12, 1915--July 13, 1992) was a professional American football player in the National Football League. He was an NFL Hall of Famer as an offensive lineman and linebacker for the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles. Producer Danny Arnold, a New Yorker and fan of Fordham University athletics, named one of the detectives on the sitcom Barney Miller Stan Wojciehowicz, in honor of Wojie. He played college football at Fordham University, the center on the famed Seven Blocks of Granite offensive line, which included an undersized right guard named Vince Lombardi. He was named All-American in 1936 and 1937 and was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. Wojciechowicz was the Detroit Lions' first pick in the 1938 NFL Draft and won the starting center job in his first game as a Lion. Even though the Lions were in decline as a team, Alex would play with full effort on both offense and defense.
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