Thursday, March 22, 2012

On the Beat with Tony Furjanic-Part 1

While I was doing some research for an online piece for Global Traveler magazine, I realized I had a great source in Tony Furjanic, an old friend from Mt. Carmel. That piece ran yesterday and can be found here.
Tony was the Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year in 1981, while starring on the football field for the Caravan.  He graduated in 1982 and went on to become co-Captain of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.  The Buffalo Bills drafted Tony in the 8th round and he played in the NFL for 3 seasons (2 with the Bills and 1 with the Miami Dolphins).
After contacting Tony about the story, we met at Authorized Acquisitions, in Mokena (IL), where he works.  We talked about several topics, all of which will be featured here in the near future.
The first 5 minutes of our talk covered his time at Mt. Carmel, his selection process in choosing Notre Dame and the opportunities he has gained through football.
To learn more about Tony's football career, check out his Football-Reference page.  Also, be sure to check out, the best source for surgical equipment (more on that to come).


Cleveland Mike said...

Tony Looks great. I definitely remember him playing for the Fighting Irish. It's great to see he i doing well.

Artie said...

Tony looks great! Great interview.

Anonymous said...

Tony looks great and yes, it's good to see football players working hard post season and not ending up in jail.