Known as “El Cid” to die-hard football fans, Joe Kapp led the University of California to the Rose Bowl. Leading the conference in quarterback rushing and named to the All-American team, he was drafted by the Washington Redskins. Opting for the Canadian Football League, he played eight years, where he was a two-time All-Star Quarterback and led the Calgary Stampeders to the Grey Cup Championship. In 1967. He began playing for the Minnesota Vikings, took them to two Central Division titles and their first Super Bowl appearance and tied an NFL record for throwing seven touchdown passes. Remembered as one of the few quarterbacks who would charge a linebacker rather than step out, Kapp was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame.
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Leonard B. Rodriguez is the President and CEO of the Westside Development Corporation. He is a former White House Advisor to the President of the United States and the 2017 St. Benitia Humanitarian Award Recipient.
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