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Al Blozis  
Born: January 5, 1919; Died: January 21, 1945
Shot putter Al Blozis was a two-sport star on the track and football field, but his career was tragically cut short by World War II. Blozis dominated the shot put as a student-athlete at Georgetown University from 1940-42, winning AAU and NCAA Outdoor titles three years in a row and adding AAU indoor crowns in all during the same period. He also dominated the world list, and had a best of 17.61m/57-0.75. With the cancellation of the 1940 Tokyo Games, Blozis missed his chance at Olympic glory, but he went on to play in the NFL for the New York Giants, achieving All-Pro status as a tackle. Lieutenant Al Blozis was killed in action on January 21, 1945, in Belgium.
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