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#88 Alan Page - DL

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Alan Page Career NFL Stats 1967-1981
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
218
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
2
1
0
23
2

 

 

 

Alan Page Childhood

Alan Cedric Page was born on August 7, 1945 in Canton, OH. He is the son of Georgianna Page and Howard Felix. Growing up, his parents stressed the importance of education. So much so, football wasn’t a passion of his. He got into the sport because of his older brother playing. 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Page High School Stats and Awards

Page attended Central Catholic High School. He played several sports but he made a name for himself in football. He played well enough to receive a college scholarship from powerhouse Notre Dame. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Page College Career Stats and Notes

Page played for Notre Dame from 1964-66. He totaled 134 tackles and recovered four fumbles during his college career. He helped the Fighting Irish win national titles in 1964 and 1966.  He was a consensus All-American selection in 1966. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
1971
All-Pro

1st Team: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973 1974, 1975

2nd Team: 1968, 1972, 1976

Pro Bowl Selections
1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 1974, 1975, 1976
Defensive Player of the Year Award
1971, 1973
Achievements

NFL Champion

1969

Member of 1970s All-Decade Team

Member of NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team

 

Alan Page NFL Career Stats and Notes

Page was selected 15th overall in the 1967 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He spent the first twelve seasons of his career in Minnesota, making the Vikings’ defense one of the best in league history. In 1978, Page joined the Chicago Bears. He played four seasons in the Windy City before retiring after the 1981 season. Page was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Page 1971 NFL MVP and Defensive Player of the Year

Page was one of the dominant defensive players during his era. In 1971, he had accomplished something that only two defensive players have ever done in the history of the game. As the leader of the Vikings’ stout defensive line nicknamed the ‘Purple People Eaters’, Page was named NFL MVP and Defensive Player of the Year, the first player to win both awards in the same year. The award combo is so rare that legendary linebacker Lawrence Taylor is the only other defensive player to achieve this feat. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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