Jan. 14, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Vic Prinzi, who quarterbacked the Seminoles from
1954-58 and led the fledgling program to some of its most impressive wins,
died Wednesday in Tampa after a battle with lung cancer.
Prinzi, 63, starred for the Seminoles playing both quarterback and
defensive back. As a freshman in 1954, he teamed in the offensive
backfield with Burt Reynolds and the two remained life long friends.
Prinzi was co-captain of the 1958 squad that earned a trip to the Bluegrass
Bowl. During that same season, he led the Seminoles to a historic 10-0 win
at Tennessee. He went on to play briefly for the New York Giants and
Denver Broncos, before joining the high school and college coaching ranks
for 12 seasons.
Prinzi had served as the football color analyst on the Seminole Radio
Network for the last 16 years. He was inducted into the FSU Athletic Hall
of Fame in 1988.