To say that Gold Jacket has led a life well lived is an understatement. Page has led his life not in a three-point stance, but with education. He was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, College Football Hall of Fame, became a judge and was named as an Associate Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court, the first African American to earn this honor. He also recently authored a children’s book. He’ll be the first to tell you the key to his success – education. “The great aim of education is not knowledge but action,” once said English philosopher Herbert Spencer.
Page earned his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Notre Dame and continued his education at the University of Minnesota where he attended night classes and received his law degree while playing professional football.
“Being educated made me better as a player, helped me better understand what my responsibilities were and how to go about carrying them out,” Page explained. “Elements of the game of football include physics, math and geometry.”
Page has participated in many educational events at the Hall of Fame, including the
Heart of a Hall of Famer series. The series provides students the opportunity to learn first-hand what it took beyond athletic ability for legendary Heroes of the Game to achieve success on and off the field with a focus on the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Gold Jacket Standards of Character (Commitment, Integrity, Courage, Respect and Excellence). Gold Jacket and former Pittsburgh Steelers center is participating in the event on March 15 live at the Hall of Fame. Any school that can’t make it to Canton that day can connect via PC/MAC/IOS/Android device. The program is free courtesy of our partners at Extreme Networks.
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