|Born:||October 20, 1915|
New Britain, Connecticut
|Died:||February 20, 2003 87) (aged|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
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Hieronym Anthony “Harry” Jacunski (October 20, 1915 – February 20, 2003) was a National Football League (NFL) player and college football coach for over 40 years.
Jacunski was an All-state center on the New Britain High School 1934 basketball team and played football with Vince Lombardi at Fordham University, where Jacunski was one of Fordham's "Seven Blocks of Granite". In 1938 he was co-captain of the Fordham football team where he started as end.
He played in the NFL for six seasons (1939 – 1944) as defensive end for the Green Bay Packers, who were NFL champions in 1939 and 1944.
In 1945 he started a 35-year coaching career: one year at University of Notre Dame, two years at Harvard University, and the last 33 years at Yale University. Jacunski was inducted into both the Fordham and Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
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