City, district to honor Vineland's first NFL player

Lou Piccone, the first Vineland High School football player to compete in the National Football League, will be honored with a street dedication and key to the city on Sept. 29.

The City of Vineland made the announcement about Piccone’s special day, which will start at the corner of Montrose Street and S.W. Avenue. The dedication takes place at 11 a.m.

Later that evening, the Key to the City presentation and dinner reception will be held at the Greenview Inn starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. For reservations, please call 856-794-4000, ext. 4814, or e-mail

Piccone played nine years in the NFL, six with the Buffalo Bills and three with the New York Jets before retiring in 1982.

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