Alan Cedric Page was created on August 7, 1945, in Canton, Ohio. Alan Cedric Page was created on August 7, 1945, in Canton, Ohio, moving along with his family to East Canton in the age of 9. While attending Central Catholic High School, Page played the tuba and grew out of a rangy, occasionally clumsy body into an fit power for the school’s football team. He graduated in 1963, which autumn landed in the University of Notre Dame on a football scholarship. Within a plan noted for its winning tradition, Page became an essential person in the “Fighting Irish” defense line and helped direct the team into a 1966 national championship, earning himself All American honors along the way. In the 1967 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings picked Page in the initial round.
Little to get a defensive lineman, but fast, Page helped lead the Vikings to four Super Bowl appearances and was named an All Pro for eight straight seasons, between 1970 and 1977. In now, Page was likewise an active person in the NFL Players Association and was instrumental in leading the successful fight for better pay and advantages, in addition to free agency.
In 1978, Minnesota released Page, who’d had taken up marathon running and had, Viking trainers felt, dropped an excessive amount of weight to be an effective defensive lineman. The Chicago Bears immediately signed him, yet, and Page spent the past four years of his career with that team. Page never missed a match in his NFL career and held a record for safeties and blocked kicks. In 1981, through the last competition of his career, he filed 3.5 quarterback sacks. In 1988 he was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his hometown of Canton.