Al Makowiecki
Al Makowiecki
Full Name:  Alex Mike Makowiecki


FSU Career
Football
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1953  62  LT      6-0  200  Jr   *   Monaca, PA                  
1954  62  RT      6-1  215  Sr   *   Monaca, PA                  


Awards
Football
Year  Award
1954  National Intercollegiate Ath Assoc - 1st Team All-American
      Williamson Middle Group - 2nd Team All-American
      Associated Press - 2nd Team Little All-American
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1993
Al Makowiecki was one of those tough, rugged athletes from the Tom Nugent-era of Seminole football. The 6'2", 215 lbs. Monaca, Pennsylvania native was an outstanding two-way player for the Tribe.

Playing both offensive and defensive tackle during the 1953-54 season, Makowiecki climaxed an incredible career when he was named captain of the 8-4 Seminoles in their 1954 Sun Bowl appearance.

Vic Prinzi, Burt Reynolds and other Seminole running backs gave "Big Al" much of the credit for making defensive debris of would-be tacklers. His ability to clear the way enabled Seminole backs to run wild in Doak Campbell Stadium.

His former head coach, Tom Nugent, regards Makowiecki as having the gift of "great leadership." Nugent credited him as a premier player on both sides of the ball.

Said former athletic director and assistant coach at Florida State, Vaughn Mancha, "I've coached many great linemen and Al was one of the best. If a ball carrier stayed in bounds big Makowiecki would have a piece of him."

Makowiecki received acclaim for his play in 1954, earning "All-State" and "All-American" honors.

After graduating from FSU, Makowiecki served two years in the U.S. Army. After which, he returned to pro football playing three years with the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League. In 1991 he was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

Since the early beginnings of Florida State's football program, Al Makowiecki, is still regarded as a "big-time" Seminole.



FSU Statistics
Football
Season Statistics
Defense
         |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
Year  GP |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
1953     |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
1954     |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  1   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot    0 |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  1  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Offense/Kick and Punt Returns
         |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
Year  GP |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
1953     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1954     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot    0 |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Football
Game Participation
                            |      Starts
1953                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 25 MIAMI                |  1           
Oct 17 LOUISIANA TECH       |  1  LT   LT  
Oct 31 VIRGINIA MILITARY    |  1  LT   LT  
Nov  7 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |  1  LT   LT  
Nov 14 FURMAN               |  1  LT   LT  
Nov 21 STETSON              |  1  LT   LT  
Nov 28 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |  1  LT   LT  
Dec  5 TAMPA                |  1  LT   LT  
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  8   7    7

                            |      Starts
1954                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 18 GEORGIA              |  1  LT   LT  
Sep 25 ABILENE CHRISTIAN    |  1  LT   LT  
Oct  2 LOUISVILLE           |  1  LT   LT  
Oct  9 VILLANOVA            |  1  LT   LT  
Oct 16 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |  1  LT   LT  
Oct 23 AUBURN               |  1  LT   LT  
Oct 30 VIRGINIA MILITARY    |  1  LT   LT  
Nov 13 FURMAN               |  1  LT   LT  
Nov 20 STETSON              |  1  LT   LT  
Nov 27 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |  1  LT   LT  
Jan  1 TEXAS WESTERN        |  1  LT   LT  
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         | 11  11   11

----------------------------|--------------
Career Tot                  | 19  18   18
Football
Game Statistics
                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1953                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Nov 14 FURMAN               |   7   2   9  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 28 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |   6   5  11  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  3  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Dec  5 TAMPA                |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  1-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |  13   7  20  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  3  1-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  0 |   0

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1954                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Oct 16 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  1-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct 30 VIRGINIA MILITARY    |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  1  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  1  1-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  0 |   0

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1953                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Nov 14 FURMAN               |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Nov 28 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Dec  5 TAMPA                |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1954                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Oct 16 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Oct 30 VIRGINIA MILITARY    |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0