Vince Papale

American football player from United States of America

Vince Papale Vincent Francis Papale (born February 9, 1946 in Chester, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player. He played three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League following two seasons with the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League. Papale was the inspiration for the 2006 movie Invincible. Papale attended Interboro High School, and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track and field. In his only year of varsity football, Papale won All-Delaware County Honorable Mention honors. In track, he was a standout pole vaulter, triple jumper, and long jumper. He began competing in track during his senior year at Interboro. He won the District I (Philadelphia suburban area) large-schools championship in pole vault, then finished fourth in the state meet. Papale's best pole vault that year was 12 ft 9 in which edged him into the top 10 all-time PA high school vaulters Papale attended Philadelphia's Saint Joseph's University on a track scholarship (the university did not have a football team). As a junior, he won a United States Track & Field Federation (USTFF) college development pole vault at Madison Square Garden (February 10)  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Vincent Francis Papale,Rocky
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
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Teacher, American football player


Institution From To
Saint Joseph's University
Interboro High School

Athlete facts

American football

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