Hey grads, never give up

Southwest Colorado Community College honored 172 graduates during Sunday’s commencement at Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College. Enlarge photo

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Southwest Colorado Community College honored 172 graduates during Sunday’s commencement at Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College.

In 1976, at the age of 30, Vince Papale tried out and made the roster for the Philadelphia Eagles. Papale, who gave Sunday’s commencement speech for Southwest Colorado Community College, became the oldest rookie, non-kicker, in the history of the National Football League. A movie about Papale called “Invincible” was released in 2006. Enlarge photo

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In 1976, at the age of 30, Vince Papale tried out and made the roster for the Philadelphia Eagles. Papale, who gave Sunday’s commencement speech for Southwest Colorado Community College, became the oldest rookie, non-kicker, in the history of the National Football League. A movie about Papale called “Invincible” was released in 2006.

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