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Catalog Number 2009.030.064
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Marte Formico of City of Redwood City who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 22, 2006. Plaque includes image of Formico and a brief biography: "There may not have been a more versatile athlete ever to emerge from the Peninsula than the late Marte Formico. In the 1940's, the graduate of Mount Carmel Catholic School in Redwood City became one of Bellarmine Prep's all-time greatest all-around performers, starring in five sports. Later, at Santa Clara University, he distinguished himself by helping to lead the Bronco's storied football team to a 1950 Orange Bowl upset 21-13 victory over Kentucky and legendary Coach Bear Bryant."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Marte Formico Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 22, 2006
Inscription Text "ALPINE / AWARDS / & IMPRINTED SPORTSWEAR, INC. / Foster City… "(gold and green sticker on upper back middle, complete with locations, phone numbers and website information).
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Bellarmine Prep
Formico, Marte
Mount Carmel Catholic School
Orange Bowl
Redwood City
Santa Clara University
Subjects Sports
Football players
People Formico, Marte