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Alex Makowiecki

Football ∙ Monaca

 

 

 

 

Lessons learned from athletics can be applied to an individualís life and go a long way towards success. The lessons of determination and desire were applied very well by Alex Makowiecki. After obtaining All County honors at Monaca high school in 1949 as a tackle, Alex matriculated to Geneva College where he saw action for two years. Although he had considerable action at Geneva, he had to work at several local steel mills to play for college expenses. Alex then walked on at Florida State University and won a scholarship in four days. Although redshirted his first year, Alex was selected first team All Florida the next two years and was selected as a Little All American tackle in 1954. He caped off his college career by helping the 8-3 Seminoles to a Sun Bowl berth. Alex went on to play for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in 1955, when they lost to the Edmonton Eskimos 34-29 in the Grey Cup title game. After a stint in the military, Alex returned to Montreal for the 1957 season but a severe knee injury ended his football career.