The oldest living alumnus of Aquinas Institute, Pete Tierney, will take part in the pregame coin toss for Saturday’s homecoming game against St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute of Buffalo.
Tierney, a lifelong resident of Rochester, is 100. He was a member of the Aquinas class of 1931 and, as a senior, played halfback and defensive back on the first football team that wore the Aquinas jersey.
Talk about homecoming royalty; the football program of today is traveling back in time to honor a member of AQ’s first-ever team.
Tierney won’t be doing any pregame pep talks, however. At least he doesn’t plan to do so. He’s of the belief he doesn’t — or at least didn’t — measure up.
“I’m pretty sure there is no one in the starting offensive lineup or the starting defensive lineup that is playing at the weight I was at when I played,” he said. “I…
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