Dogged athlete who became one of the oldest rookies in the NFL and inspired the 2006 Disney movie Invincible. He recovered 2 fumbles and caught a 15-yard pass during his three years in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles.
He was working as a high school teacher before successfully trying out for his first professional team.
He was diagnosed with cancer and after his NFL career ended, he became a spokesperson for checkups.
He fathered a daughter and a son, Garbriella and Vincent Jr., with Janet Cantwell.
He was played by Mark Wahlberg in the movie inspired by his life, Invincible.