Alan Page – Defensive Player of the Year, 50 Greatest Vikings, Pro Football Hall of Fame, a Member of the Purple People Eaters, First Black American to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court (1992)
Don’t say Alan Page didn’t have goals. While he played for the Minnesota Vikings (1967-1978) as a defensive tackle, he was attending the University of Minnesota Law School. He received his Juris Doctor in 1978. After that, he went on to play for the Chicago Bears (he must like the cold) for another three years.
“The lessons that I learned from professional football were many: hard work, discipline, focus, the ability to analyze a problem and work through it. To accept that you don’t always win and when you do win, that doesn’t change who you are.” – Alan C. Page, 2005
After football, Mr. Page did a little radio broadcasting, then began his second career. In 1985 he was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General and then was promoted to Assistant Attorney General.
In 1992, Mr. Page was elected as an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He is the first Black
American to ever serve on that court. He was reelected in 1998, 2004 and for the last time in 2010.
According to Wikipedia, Mr. Page is looking into becoming a public school teacher.
Mr. Page, your contributions and career are certainly an inspiration to us all.
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