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New Jersey celebrates Lombardi as it hosts Super Bowl

2:08 PM, Jan. 20, 2014
Vince Lombardi grew his Super Bowl legend in New J...
Vince Lombardi grew his Super Bowl legend in New J...: Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, who spent many of his formative years in New Jersey, is buried in a Middletown, N.J., cemetery. (Video by Keith Sargeant)
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From the top portion of Bergen County up north to various points along the Jersey Shore, signs of Vince Lombardi are everywhere in New Jersey.

Whether it's a rest stop along the New Jersey Turnpike, a lobby full of trophies he helped earn at an Englewood catholic high school or a Knights of Columbus in Middletown, there are plenty of reminders that one of the NFL's legendary coaches made a lasting impact in the Garden State.

Perhaps it's only fitting that Lombardi's final resting place is slightly less than 50 miles from where Super Bowl XLVIII will be played. ...

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