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Paul Kaliades

Paul Kaliades, 1971

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Paul Kaliades, CC 1973

A graduate of Jersey City's Snyder High School, Paul Kaliades could count on his hometown friends and family to root for him at Baker Field. As a sophomore, he started mostly on the defensive line and was selected as a defensive guard to the All-Ivy League team. Doubling as the team's placekicker, he cemented his reputation as a clutch kicker when he scored, with only 48 seconds left, a miraculous 34-yard game-winner against Dartmouth, at Baker Field. Columbia‚Äôs 31-29 win also snapped Dartmouth's 15-game winning streak. All-Americans are not machines, but Paul Kaliades was sure built like one. He was known to be a tough character on the field. In the 1971 game against Cornell, with the Ivy League title on the line, Kaliades made 20 crunching tackles, despite having a broken arm and dislocated shoulder.

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