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Vince Lombardi tribute at St. Francis Prep in Queens

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A capacity crowd filled the auditorium at St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens -- a large presence to honor an even larger family member. Legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi was honored at his high school Alma mater.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance teamed up to recognize the New York native as part of an ongoing special program called "Hometown Hall of Famers."

Lombardi's storied career is one for the ages. After leaving the New York Giants as offensive coordinator, he became the head coach of the struggling Green Bay Packers in 1959. And the rest they say is history. Lombardi never had a losing season in his career. His team won the very first Super Bowl, which they repeated a year later.

Vince Lombardi died in 1970. John Lombardi represented the family at the unveiling of this plaque memorializing his grandfather.

And perhaps the biggest testament to Vince Lombardi's legacy is that the trophy given to the team that wins the Super bowl each year was renamed in his honor.

The Lombardi family has decided to let the plaque stay here at St. Francis Prep. They hope it will inspire future generations.

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