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Paglia, Joseph

Joseph Paglia '35
  • Sport: Football
  • Inducted in 1974

Joseph “Diamond” Paglia played football for the Broncos, and became famous for his “Coffin Corner” kick. Paglia’s talent earned him the 1933 Santa Clara MVP after a game against California Berkeley. He pinned the Bears back multiple times, giving their offense more trouble than the defense. After his football career, he coached a number of teams including the Olympia Senators, the West Seattle Yellowjackets, and the Boeing Aero Mechanics.


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