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Chad Garner of the Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise has a profile of all-time UMass great Milt Morin as one of the area's top 25 local athletes.

Deanne Morin says her brother Milt was "outgoing, friendly and funny" off the football field, but on the gridiron, "he was an animal."  

Leominster native Milt Morin, who starred at St. Bernard's, was certainly a household name in the area and his burning desire to dominate led him to become a first-round draft pick by the National Football League's Cleveland Browns, where he enjoyed a fantastic, 10-year professional career.  

"He was quite an athlete," said Deanne Morin, 67, who resides in Leominster and is one of eight siblings in the Morin family. "He was a busy boy. He played all the sports and he played all the time."

Garry Brown Remembers The Late Milt Morin

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In his "Hitting To All Fields" Springfield Republican veteran Garry Brown mentions Milt Morin as the: "UMass never had a better all-round athlete."
  • Watch CBS3 Springfield's story on UMass' newest College Football Hall of Famers.

  • Here are a few articles which mention the induction of Dick MacPherson and Milt Morin to the College Football Hall of Fame: Associated Press, ESPN, NECN, The Ledger, Boston Globe, Brownsville Herald, Duluth News Tribune, PatsFans.com.
  • Two UMass legends will be recognized this weekend at the College Football Hall of Fame Festival Coach Dick MacPherson and the late Milt Morin will be inducted into the Hall on Saturday night after a weekend of events.

    The College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement takes place this weekend with a pair of UMass legends set to be inducted. Coach Dick MacPherson and the late Milt Morin will be inducted on Saturday night. There are various stories mentioning the induction: San Diego Union Tribune, Chronicle Telegram and the Alamogordo.

    The South Bend Tribune has a great feature story on Coach Mac, who led the Redmen and then Minutemen from 1971-77.

    Morin Remembered In Worcester Telegram

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    The Worcester Telegram has a story on Milt Morin, a native of Leominster, passing away. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder was not only a standout tight end at UMass, catching passes from future NFL star Greg Landry of Nashua, N.H., but also played defense and was the team's placekicker. He also earned varsity letters in lacrosse and wrestling, winning the New England heavyweight title in 1965.

    Cleveland Plain-Dealer On Passing Of Milt Morin

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    The Cleveland Plain-Dealer has a story on the passing Milt Morin. Morin was the Browns' first-round pick in 1966, and played 10 years for the team. He was set to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame this weekend. "He could have played tight end in this era," said Paul Warfield, recently retiring as a Browns consultant. "He'd be worth his weight in gold because most teams have a tight end who can catch, or a tight end who can block. Milt was such a good blocker, we ran Leroy Kelly's sweeps around his end. He could run precise patterns, and he could blow you off the ball with his blocks."

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