Alan Page Quotes

Alan Cedric Page (born August 7, 1945) is a jurist and former professional American football player. Page first gained fame as a defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970s, and embarked on a legal career after retiring from football. He served as an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1993 until he reached the court's mandatory retirement age of 70 in 2015. Page is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and is considered one of the greatest defensive linemen ever to play the game

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Alan Page


How on earth can otherwise sensible people get so involved in a football game? You could measure the lasting impact on the lives of the people who played it at just about zero.

Alan Page


“To invalidate the Sentencing Guidelines system would also be contrary to the express sentencing policy of this state of maintaining uniformity, proportionality, and predictability in sentencing,”

Alan Page


“I felt like I played in a very tough football game with no hitting above the waist.”

Alan Page


The way to be successful is through preparation. It doesn't just happen. You don't wake up one day and discover you're a lawyer any more than you wake up as a pro football player. It takes time.

Alan Page


I felt like I played in a very rough football game with no hitting above the waist.

Alan Page


“While a trial court may anticipate a peremptory strike by a party, anticipating one is quite different from initiating one,”

Alan Page