Issue for Immediate Download in the Members
A notice on the permanent change to the Coffin
Corner’s masthead honoring Bob Carroll as the founder
of the PFRA and a reminder for renewing memberships
for next year.
1970 Snow Bowl: The Firebirds Nail Down the ACFL Title
by William J. Ryczek. An excerpt from the Ryczek’s Connecticut
Gridiron: Football Minor Leaguers of the 1960s and 1970s
recounting the Atlantic Coast Football League championship
game between the Pennsylvania Firebirds and the Hartford
Knights and the wintry conditions the players and fans
Baron of Philadelphia: Eagles Receiving Great Pete Retzlaff
by Bert Gambini. A history of the football career of
Pete Retzlaff, who played multiple positions for the
Eagles from 1956 to 1966 and wound up being one of the
first of a new breed of modern tight ends in the NFL.
After Football for Kevin Fagan by Richard Burton.
A look at the post-NFL career of former San Francisco
49ers defensive end Kevin Fagan, who is now the head
women’s softball coach at the College of Central Florida.
Gabriel: A Career in Three Acts by John Turney.
A detailed recounting of the three distinct parts to
the NFL career of quarterback Roman Gabriel, elected
to the PFRA’s Hall of Very Good in the Class of 2013.
Hall of Very Good
Class of 2014