Wayne Fontes American Football Player

Wayne fontes

Wayne Fontes (born February 2, 1940) is a former American football coach and college and professional football player who was the head coach of the NFL's Detroit Lions from 1988 to 1996. His 67 wins and 71 losses are each the most for a head coach in team history. Fontes was born in the fishing community of New Bedford, Massachusetts. According to the 1930 US Census, his mother, Matilda Fontes, was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island. His father, Caetano Fontes, was born in Cape Verde, a Portuguese colony at the time. Fontes grew up in Canton, Ohio where he played football at McKinley High School. He attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1962. After he was taken in the ninth round of the 1961 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, Fontes played one year for the New York Titans of the American Football League. Fontes played nine games for the Titans in the 1962 season as a defensive back, recording four interceptions. He returned one interception 83 yards for a touchdown, a franchise record that would stand for 27 years. After playing one season for the Titans, he injured his posterior cruciate ligament, he returned to MSU to obtain a Master's degree.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 2nd, 1940
United States of America




1. Michigan State University Colleges/University

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. Founded in 1855, it was the first land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act.

Institution info

Type Land-grant university
2012. 1.76 bil. $
2010. 1.37 bil. $
Institution colors
February 12th, 1855
220 Throwbridge Rd, 48824 - East Lansing, Michigan
2013. 37,988
2010. 35,921
2009. 36,489
2008. 36,337
2013. 11,355
2010. 11,064
2008. 10,311
Acceptance rate
2012. 70.6 %
2010. 73.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 12.9 K $
2011. 12.2 K $
2010. 11.2 K $
2009. 10.9 K $
2008. 10.2 K $
Official web page www.msu.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Michigan State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1941., American Football Player
b. 1937., American Football Player
b. 1939., American Football Player
b. 1971., American Football Player
b. 1983., American Football Player
b. 1974., American Football Player
b. 1975., American Football Player
b. 1980., American Football Player

2. Canton McKinley High School School

Canton McKinley Senior High School is a public high school in Canton, Stark County, Ohio. It is one of the largest and oldest high schools in Ohio.

2323 17th St Nw, 44708 - Canton, Ohio
Official web page mckinley.ccsdistrict.org
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Canton McKinley High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1942., Rhythm and blues Artist
b. 1973., Basketball Point guard
b. 1920., American Football Running back
b. 1956., Basketball Center
b. 1979., Basketball Guard
b. 1929., Gospel Artist
b. 1988.
b. 1965.

Movie performances

1. Jerry Maguire (1996)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
47 Show list 12 Show list $50M

Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Renée Zellweger. It was written, co-produced, and directed by Cameron Crowe. The film was inspired by sports agent Leigh Steinberg, who acted as Technical Consultant on the crew. It was released in North American theaters on December 13, 1996, distributed by Gracie Films and TriStar Pictures. The film received very positive reviews, praising the performances of Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Renée Zellweger and the screenplay. The film was a financial success, bringing in more than $270 million worldwide, against its $50 million budget. It was the ninth top-grossing film of 1996. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Tom Cruise, with Cuba Gooding, Jr. winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The film was also nominated for three Golden Globes, with Tom Cruise winning for Best Actor, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, with Cuba Gooding, Jr. winning Best Supporting Actor.


1998 People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie
1997 Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy or Musical
1997 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
1997 MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance
1997 Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1997 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
1996 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1996 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
1996 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1996 BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Breakthrough Performer
1996 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer
1996 National Board of Review Award for Best Actor

Top cast

Laurel Boyd
Former Girlfriend #1
Rod Tidwell
Ethan Valhere
Dorothy Boyd
Former Girlfriend #5
Steve Remo
Chad the Nanny
Avery Bishop
Women's Group Member #7
Marcee Tidwell
Frank Cushman
Bob Sugar
Matt Cushman
Trainer #1
Former Girlfriend #4
Kathy Sanders
Bobbi Fallon
Bill Dooler
Jesse Remo
Tyson Tidwell
Former Girlfriend #8
John Swenson
Former Girlfriend #20
Man in Elevator
Former Girlfriend #6
Woman in Elevator
Former Girlfriend #3
Former Girlfriend #14
Tee Pee
Jesus of CopyMat
Tidwell's Cousin
Former Girlfriend #18
Dennis Wilburn
Former Girlfriend #9
Former Girlfriend #19
Calvin Nack
Dicky Fox
Reporter #2
Women's Group Member #2
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
American football
Jerry Maguire
American Sign, English
United States of America

Awards won

1991 NFL Honors - AP Coach of the Year

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Associated Press
National Football League


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