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His name has been mentioned many times on this forum. I saw today that he'll be inducted into the Capital District Football Hall of Fame in August.



Quite a resume. started on UAlbany’s first varsity football teams. In 1973, he was named the program’s outstanding defensive lineman with 105 tackles, seven sacks, and one blocked punt. Vido, an All-Metroland choice, also played on the school’s only undefeated football team in 1974. He totaled 80 tackles, six sacks and three fumble recoveries. Vido became the first UAlbany player to ink a professional contract, when he signed as a free agent with the New England Patriots. He went on to play for the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts and was a four-time Empire State League defensive MVP as a semi-professional.


In track and field, Vido won four consecutive SUNY Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) shot put championships. He earned All-America recognition as a junior, and qualified for NCAA Division III nationals and the IC4A championships on three occasions. Vido still holds the school record with a toss of 54 feet, 4.25 inches in 1973.


As a wrestler, Vido was a two-time SUNYAC heavyweight champion and won three varsity letters. He reached the NCAA Division III quarterfinal round in 1974 and claimed a New York State title. Vido was the state runner-up with an undefeated dual meet record as a junior. He was named the 1973-74 Athlete of the Year by the Albany Student Press.


I played golf with him once or twice back when woods were made of wood. He used a baseball grip and drove the ball about 250.


Listed as 248 pounds and 6-2, but I don't know if the 6-2 counted his Afro (second from right in this wrestling photo)


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