Marion Rizzo

Marion Rizzo
Marion Rizzo
1921–2010

Category
Official
Year Inducted
1988
Marion "Muddy" Rizzo spent most of his life in Chautauqua County and had an impressive career at Falconer Central School.

Rizzo earned 15 out of a possible 16 varsity letters from 1936-1940 while competing in football, basketball, baseball and track for the Golden Falcons. He was recipient of the All-Southwestern Conference football team award, the All-Lake Shore League basketball team award, All-Star Tournament Basketball Player Award and Most Valuable Player awards.

Rizzo received a football scholarship to King College in Bristol, Tennessee, after a two-week tryout. King College eventually discontinued football but he retained his scholarship because he was one of two people selected to serve as supervisor of a required physical education program for students enlisted as military reservists.

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