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2014 Hall of Fame: Paul Halas and Jim Bruno

September 20, 2014

Paul Halas

Hall of Fame - Paul Halas, Fairfield Prep

Hall of Fame – Paul Halas, Fairfield Prep

Paul played for Fairfield in two games that marked the beginning of a fierce rivalry October 7, 1972 at St. Joe’s and October 6th , 1973 at Prep’s Alumni Field  As senior and co-captain in the 1973 contest , Paul led the Jesuits to a convincing 26-0 victory over the Cadets; this win would later cement itself as a building block for Prep’s historic and illustrious 11-0 championship season. Individually Paul accounted for 20 of the 26 points : knotting one passing and two rushing touchdowns, 200 offensive yards, and two extra point conversions. Thanks to Hala’s aerial skills, three of these scoring drives totaled 80 yards or more. Paul made first team All-state that year and went on to play an impressive career at Harvard University as an All-Ivy Defensive Back and Punt Returner as well as as captain of Harvard’s championship baseball team; he studied Economics and Law and was named Harvard’s Top Scholar Athlete in 1978. He currently serves as General Counsel of GE Energy Financial Services.

 Presenting the award is Marine SSgt Wilhoit, congratulations Paul!!

Jim Bruno

Hall of Fame, Jim Bruno, St. Joseph's

Hall of Fame, Jim Bruno, St. Joseph’s

Jim graduated from St. Joe in 1973 and also played in this fierce rivalry on the early 70’s. Jim played fullback for the football squad and was known for his physical toughness and competitiveness throughout the league. Jim was a captain of the 73’ football squad and also played varsity baseball while at St. Joe’s. Jim had a 50 yard runn touchdown vs Prep during these 70’s battles. Jim graduated from southern CT University and currently works for Clearview Incorperarted. Jim married his high school sweetheart Donna, a class of 73’ graduate of St. Joe’s as well.

Presenting the award is Marine Sgt Simeon, Congratulations Jim

 

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