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Vinny Cerrato Made High School H.O.F.

Vinny Cerrato is a former football, hockey and track athlete at Albert Lea High School and he’s also the former General Manager for the Washington Redskins.

Friday night he was the guest speaker at his own hall of fame induction.

Cerrato has come a long way since he graduated from Albert Lea in 1977.  He’s won a national championship working under Lou Holtz at Notre Dame, and a Superbowl working in the front office with the San Francisco 49ers.

“Those were probably the two shining moments,” he said.

And he gives a lot of credit to Holtz, who first helped him get into the NFL.

“He told me when I was ready he would let me know and he would make some calls for me.  He had a major impact on how I saw things and visualized things and did things,” Cerrato said.

After his time with the 49ers, Cerrato served two stints with the Washington Redskins, but the team never had the success he thought they could have.

“You can’t win without a quarterback.  The Vikings have had a good team but they didn’t have a quarterback.  They got a quarterback and look what they did,” he said.  “I’ve had a good experience so I can’t complain about anything.”

[Story via KAALtv]

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