Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

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Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

Gary Oldenburg

Class of 1976

  Gary played with as much fire and passion as any athlete who has donned the AB Blue and Gold. His legacy will not be remembered in individual statistics, rather as an inspirational leader and teammate in the memory of his teammates and the AB community. While at AB, football and basketball were raised to a new level of passion when Gary crossed the lines. One of the finest defensive backs and all-around athletes in AB football history, Gary held the career interception mark (16) until broken by his younger brother Lee. Gary will most be remembered for carrying the 1975 football team on the shoulders of his slight frame. Devasted by injuries, the pre-season favorites were single-handedly inspired by the all-around grit and no quit attitude of #10. Named as a two-time D.C.L.All-Star in football and his senior year in basketball, Gary established a new level of leadership by example. Attending Renselaar Poly Tech, Gary was called home upon the sudden passing of his dad. The great leadership tendencies again came roaring to the surface as Gary was forced to assume the weight of running a family business and supporting his family as a neophyte in the business world. Since 1980, Gary has carried on and strengthened the successful heavy equipment rental and sales dealership in Canton, Massachusetts known as Cassidy and Lee, a business truly respected throughout the industry. Gary's most memorable moment at AB was being a part of AB's First Football Title Team in 1974 and a 91 yard punt return against Lincoln Sudbury. He credits his coaches - Leary, Hughes, McDermott, Smith, Frost and Dow. He also wishes to thank Jack Schofield and Bob Coan for their support.

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