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January 17, 2014
EAGLES COACH Chip Kelly yesterday was named the pro coach of the year by the Maxwell Football Club, whose banquet will be held March 14 in Atlantic City. Kelly, who yesterday celebrated his first anniversary as the Eagles' coach, authored the best turnaround in team history, taking a 4-12 team to 10-6 and the NFC East title. - Les Bowen
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January 5, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
The Eagles' Andy Reid has won coach-of-the-year honors, and Oakland Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon has been named player of the year by the Maxwell Football Club, club president Ron Jaworski said yesterday. Gannon received 191 first-place votes of the 645 votes cast to win the Bert Bell Trophy, Jaworski said. St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk was second with 125 votes and Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb had 118 votes. Gannon is the first person named Maxwell Football Club's Player of the Year after being honored by the organization as a high school player.
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January 4, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Maxwell Football Club president Ron Jaworski announced yesterday that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had won the 49th annual Bert Bell Award as professional player of the year. Jaworski also announced that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had won the 19th annual Earle "Greasy" Neale Award as professional coach of the year. Brady received 501 first-place votes, 115 second-place votes, and 76 third-place votes for 1,809 points on a 3-2-1 basis. There were 830 first-place votes cast.
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January 23, 1991 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham yesterday was named the NFL player of the year, and the Los Angeles Raiders' Art Shell was named coach of the year by the Maxwell Football Club. Cunningham was informed that he was a recipient of the club's Bert Bell Award during a news conference yesterday at the Adam's Mark Hotel by outgoing Maxwell Football Club president Reds Bagnell, who is being succeeded by Skip Minisi, a former Penn all-American. "I'm proud of the award," Cunningham said by phone from Los Angeles.
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January 10, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle quarterback Kyle Shurmur was selected as the Robert W. Maxwell Memorial Football Club's high school player of the year for Pennsylvania. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior received the award Thursday night at a banquet at Drexelbrook Caterers in Drexel Hill. It is given annually to a player who excels in both athletics and academics, and serves his school and community. Shurmur, who will continue his career at Vanderbilt, threw for 2,523 yards and 28 touchdowns this past season while helping the Explorers go 8-3 and advance to the Catholic League Class AAAA final.
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January 7, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Eagles coach Andy Reid was named the Maxwell Football Club's coach of the year yesterday for the second time in three years after leading the Birds to a second straight NFC East title, a 12-4 record, and the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. Reid also won the award in 2000. Oakland Raiders all-pro quarterback Rich Gannon, a graduate of St. Joseph's Prep and the University of Delaware, was named the player of the year. He also was an honoree in 2000. Penn football coach Al Bagnoli was named the club's tri-state coach of the year for leading the Quakers to the Ivy League title and an overall record of 9-1. The 37-year-old Gannon, the NFL's MVP, broke the NFL completions record with 418. He led the league with 4,689 yards passing, nearly becoming just the second quarterback to go over 5,000 yards in a season.
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November 13, 1988 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
Columb G. Higgins Jr., 68, a former executive with Fisher & Porter Co., died Oct. 30 at his home in Maple Glen. Mr. Higgins started with Fisher & Porter as a glass engraver in Warminster in 1940. He rose through the ranks to became an executive salesman and finally president of the company's Lab-Crest division. He retired in 1986. He belonged to the American Glass Blowers Association. He was active in the Upper Dublin High School Parents Booster Club and was an associate member of the Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia.
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December 16, 1989 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
Indiana University running back Anthony Thompson, who set three NCAA records this season, yesterday was named America's Outstanding College Player of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club. At a press gathering in the Adam's Mark Hotel, selection chairman Dick Vermeil said that Thompson had outpointed Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware of the University of Houston 1,398 to 1,245 in the voting for the 53d annual Maxwell Award. Major Harris of West Virginia finished third with 712 points; Blair Thomas of Penn State was fourth with 390, and Tony Rice of Notre Dame was fifth with 389. More than 700 NCAA athletic departments, 500 members of the American Football Writers Association and nearly 1,000 members of the Maxwell Football Club voted.
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January 24, 2001 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Jim Haslett got the big one, but he helped Andy Reid get one, too. Haslett, the first-year coach of the New Orleans Saints and the Associated Press Coach of the Year, told the Daily News last week that he voted for the Eagles' Reid in polling for coach of the year done by The Sporting News. Reid won, with 7 1/2 votes (26 of the league's 31 coaches returned ballots). Haslett finished second, with 5 1/2. Reid finished second to Haslett in the AP voting. "He did a great job," Haslett said.
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October 26, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Penn State linebackers Paul Posluszny, winner of the 2005 Bednarik Award, and Dan Connor are among the 15 semifinalists announced yesterday for the 2006 award, presented to the nation's top defensive player. The field for the award, presented by the Maxwell Football Club, will be trimmed to three finalists in early December, and the winner will be announced on ESPN on Dec. 7 and honored at the club's annual dinner on March 2 in Atlantic City. Posluszny was also named a quarterfinalist for the Ronnie Lott Award, for the defensive impact player of the year.
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January 10, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle quarterback Kyle Shurmur was selected as the Robert W. Maxwell Memorial Football Club's high school player of the year for Pennsylvania. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior received the award Thursday night at a banquet at Drexelbrook Caterers in Drexel Hill. It is given annually to a player who excels in both athletics and academics, and serves his school and community. Shurmur, who will continue his career at Vanderbilt, threw for 2,523 yards and 28 touchdowns this past season while helping the Explorers go 8-3 and advance to the Catholic League Class AAAA final.
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January 17, 2014
EAGLES COACH Chip Kelly yesterday was named the pro coach of the year by the Maxwell Football Club, whose banquet will be held March 14 in Atlantic City. Kelly, who yesterday celebrated his first anniversary as the Eagles' coach, authored the best turnaround in team history, taking a 4-12 team to 10-6 and the NFC East title. - Les Bowen
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September 7, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Albert E. "Mike" Tucker, 82, of Drexel Hill, a former Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania installer and a high school football star, died of heart failure Sunday, Sept. 4, at his home. Mr. Tucker grew up in North Philadelphia and played football for Roman Catholic High School. In November 1946, before a crowd of 43,000 people at Shibe Park, he scored Roman's only touchdown against West Catholic in the Catholic League Championship game. West Catholic won by 12-7. Mr. Tucker received an award as outstanding high school player from the Maxwell Football Club and was later inducted into the Roman Catholic Sports Hall of Fame.
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March 5, 2011 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Whether or not a new collective bargaining agreement would nullify the one-year contract Michael Vick signed Wednesday, the commitment between the Eagles and their quarterback was clear Friday at the Maxwell Football Club awards ceremony. Vick and coach Andy Reid were honored at Harrah's Casino, and both spoke optimistically about next season. But what about backup Kevin Kolb? Does he have a future with the Eagles? "We'll see down the road here," said Reid, the Maxwell Club's NFL coach of the year.
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December 17, 2008 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brian Cunningham, 44, died Sunday just hours after watching his son, Sean, play for Archbishop Wood on Friday night in the PIAA Class AAA football championship game in Hershey. According to Wood athletic director Joe Sette, Mr. Cunningham was found Sunday in the kitchen of his home by a family member. Sette did not know the cause of death. "We're just shocked, stunned here at Wood," Sette said. "I remember seeing him in the crowd Friday night at Sean's game. There's just no way to explain it. " The younger Cunningham closed out his high school career Friday night in the District 12 champion Vikings' 34-7 loss to defending state champion Thomas Jefferson.
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January 24, 2008 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jamie Nudy, a resident of West Chester and a former Junior Flyers player before going to New England to hone his skills, has committed to play Division I ice hockey for Bentley College in Massachusetts next season. Nudy, a senior at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, has been playing ice hockey since he was 6. He scored the winning goal Saturday night with one minute, 48 seconds to play in a 3-2 win over his school's archrival, Deerfield Academy. It was his fifth goal of the season and gave Choate an 8-4-1 record.
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January 4, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Maxwell Football Club president Ron Jaworski announced yesterday that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had won the 49th annual Bert Bell Award as professional player of the year. Jaworski also announced that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had won the 19th annual Earle "Greasy" Neale Award as professional coach of the year. Brady received 501 first-place votes, 115 second-place votes, and 76 third-place votes for 1,809 points on a 3-2-1 basis. There were 830 first-place votes cast.
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October 26, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Penn State linebackers Paul Posluszny, winner of the 2005 Bednarik Award, and Dan Connor are among the 15 semifinalists announced yesterday for the 2006 award, presented to the nation's top defensive player. The field for the award, presented by the Maxwell Football Club, will be trimmed to three finalists in early December, and the winner will be announced on ESPN on Dec. 7 and honored at the club's annual dinner on March 2 in Atlantic City. Posluszny was also named a quarterfinalist for the Ronnie Lott Award, for the defensive impact player of the year.
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May 10, 2005 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Anthony S. Minisi, 78, of Paoli, a lawyer, civic leader and former all-American football player, died of cancer Thursday at home. After graduating from Newark Academy, where he played on the football, track and baseball teams, Mr. Minisi, known as "Skippy," was a star freshman player at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1945, expecting to serve in the military during World War II, he transferred to the U.S. Naval Academy. He played his sophomore year for Navy, and then, with the war over, returned to Penn to play two years as an All-American wingback for legendary coach George Munger.
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January 7, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Tom Coughlin signed a four-year contract to coach the New York Giants yesterday. The former Jacksonville Jaguars coach vowed to bring back a brand of smash-mouth, mistake-free football that led New York to two Super Bowls under his mentor, Bill Parcells. Coughlin and the Giants finalized the deal worth about $12 million. He succeeds Jim Fassel, who was fired after a 4-12 season in which the Giants lost their final eight games. A Giants assistant under Parcells, Coughlin was 72-64 in eight seasons with the Jaguars, twice leading them to the AFC title game.
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