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John Carroll University honors Don Shula

JCU turned on the lights at Don Shula Stadium to honor one of their most famous alumnus.
Credit: WKYC

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — Before he became the winningest head coach in NFL history, Don Shula was a Blue Streak.

Shula passed away at the age of 90 on Monday morning. Tributes for the hall of fame coach came in from across the country. Including at his alma mater of John Carroll University.

The stadium that has his name on it was illuminated from 7 p.m. through 10 p.m. to honor one of JCU's most famous alumnus.

Shula graduated for JCU in 1951 and played halfback for the Blue Streaks. His senior year he help take JCU to a 8-2 record. That included a victory against Syracuse at Municipal Stadium where Shula rushed for 124 yards. He averaged 6.6 yards per carry that season for John Carroll.

After graduating from JCU Shula went on to play seven years in the NFL, the first two with the Cleveland Browns. After that he spent 33 years as a head coach with the Dolphins and Colts. His 328 career victories is still an NFL record.

 In 2003 John Carroll named their football stadium after Shula.

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