Central Catholic alum, Alan Page (Class of 1963) was recently featured in the Hall of Fame's Heart of a Hall of Famer series.
According to the Hall of Fame, the program provides students the opportunity to learn firsthand what it took beyond athletic ability to achieve success on and off the field. Page was a consensus All-American at Notre Dame in 1966. He was drafted to the Minnesota Vikings, where he was a starter for the length of his career. During his tenure with the Vikings, the team had 16 NFL/NFC playoff games and 4 Super Bowl appearances. In 1971, Page was named the National Football League's Most Valuable Player - the first defensive player to be given this honor.
After retiring from the Vikings, he became a lawyer and was elected to the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1993-2015 when he reached the Minnesota Supreme Court mandatory retirement age of 70.