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Joe Lamas
Born (1916-01-10)January 10, 1916
Havana, Cuba
Died April 22, 1996(1996-04-22) (aged 80)
Manhasset, New York

Joseph Francis Lamas (January 10, 1916 – April 22, 1996) was an American football player who played one season with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He played college football at Mount St. Mary's University and attended Straubenmuller Textile High School in New York, New York.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Lamas played in eight games for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 1942 season.[2] He scored a 29-yard fumble recovery touchdown against the Detroit Lions on November 8, 1942.[2][3]

Coaching careerEdit

Lamas entered Iona Prep in 1952. He was the assistant football coach from 1952 through 1956 and took over the head coaching job from 1957 through 1961. He also coached baseball and worked as the athletic director. On the academic side, he taught Latin, history and health. Lamas retired from Iona Prep in 1979.[2]

Military careerEdit

Lamas entered military service after the 1942 season and fought during World War II.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "JOE LAMAS". profootballarchives.com. http://www.profootballarchives.com/lama00600.html. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "The High Five: Don’t Believe All You Read". sportslifer.wordpress.com. February 20, 2009. Archived from the original on May 16, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150516141814/https://sportslifer.wordpress.com/tag/joe-lamas/. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  3. "Joe Lamas". pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/L/LamaJo20/touchdowns/1942/. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 

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