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Vince Mazza
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
College None
Career history
As player
1945-1946 Detroit Lions (NFL)
1947-1949 Buffalo Bills (AAFC)
1950-1954 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (IRFU)
Awards 1952 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
Career stats

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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6 news items

The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail
Fri, 23 May 2014 16:00:14 -0700

But he's also a passionate musician who cobbled together a band 15 years ago made up of himself and six executives from the finance and investment world: Gerry Throop, Jim Hardy, Stewart Borden, Vince Mazza, Trish Fonberg and Duke McKenzie.

Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Daily Herald
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:35:57 -0800

That means you'll need to remain cautious while protecting your devices and identity even more, especially in the wake of massive hacks at retailers, including Target, Jewel-Osco, Home Depot and others, said Vince Mazza, co-founder of Guard Street.
 
PR Web (press release)
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00:07:30 -0700

“The quality, speed, color and finishing capabilities provide us an even a greater ability to produce a top-to-bottom high-impact digital print products for our customers,” says McCauley. Vince Mazza, Commercial Account Manager at HP, was extremely ...

Daily Breeze

Daily Breeze
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:03:18 -0700

Although he's not concerned about the two-month trip, Vince Mazza did have his wife install a GPS tracker app on her iPhone. Mazza will be blogging updates from her journey on the website, grampsbucketlist.com, where she is raising $10,000 for the ...

Toronto Star

Toronto Star
Mon, 01 Mar 2010 01:38:25 -0800

The other band members include National Bank executive vice-president Gerry Throop on guitar and vocals, Public Mobile CFO Jim Hardy on lead guitar, Stewart Borden, owner of Brendan Wood International, on bass, and investment banker Vince Mazza on ...

Toronto Star

Toronto Star
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:42:54 -0700

The group of Bay Street executives, which has raised more than $1 million for charity, includes from left, Gerry Throop, Trish Fondberg, Don Tapscott, Vince Mazza, Jim Hardy and Stewart Borden. Duke McKenzie is also a member, but is absent in this photo.
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