GPSA Locations

GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

GPSA Room
Massari Arena
Colo State Univ.- Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

Top Panel
Monday, 25 September 2017

GPSA Meetings

Below is a list of remaining meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2017 calendar year. All meeting held on the third Monday from Jan. to May and Aug. through Nov. in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

 Oct 16 Nov. 20 

GPSA Banquet

What:   Annual  Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
When:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (7 p.m.)
Where: Fortino Ballroom, Pueblo Community College

Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  Go to the Application Tab above to download and fill out an application today.

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Frank Stephen Pagano

High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1948...Pagano earned 11 letters playing three sports for the Wildcats (football and track: four letters; and wrestling: three letters)...As a halfback on the football team, Pagano played on two state championship teams (1944 when Central beat Fort Collins, 12-7 and the 1947 team which was victorious over Denver South, 7-6) and was a two-time, All-South Central League selection in 1945-46...Frank scored a career total of 162 points which ranks in the top 10 in Pueblo...During his career, he rushed for 1m963 yards and 27 touchdowns...Pagano played with the "Who's Who of Central Football":  Running backs Carl Hannah, Dale Drummond, Bob Trevithick, Ron Ivan, Bill Heath, Pete Pomelo; Quarterback Vern Cochran; Ends - George Pulver and Dudley Schmidt; Linemen - Orville Morris, George Gurovich, and Clarence Stanko.

College: Went to the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado...Played briefly for the Bears football team before a knee injury ended his career.

Shared Memories: Oct. 25, 1946 Central lost to the State Champions Centennial 26-21 and the 62-yard touchdown run that Frank made that was called back. Frank still insists, “a good two inches from that chalk line,” at the old Centennial Field. “The trouble was, there were people all over the place for that game,” Frank recalls of the crowd sprawl. "They brought in flat bed trucks and parked them along the sideline in some places so people would have somewhere to sit. All those people messed up the chalk along the out-of-bounds lines, spread it out.” And so when Pagano, a shifty junior halfback, cut to the side lines and then up field the referee mistook chalk dust flying as an out of bounds signal, ruling the ball dead at the 38.
“Centennial had a good team, they went on to win the state championship that year,’ the old Wildcat recalled correctly, “But I still say I scored that touchdown, and so will all those people on those flatbeds.” -- Dave  Socier, The Pueblo Chieftain

Occupation: Frank was the owner of the Pass Key Restaurant

Personal: Lived in Pueblo... Passed away on June 7, 2008 at age 79.

 

 

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