Fresh Meadows' St. Francis Preparatory School honored late football legend and alumnus Vince Lombardi during a ceremony on Wednesday.
John Lombardi, Vince's grandson, accepted a plaque honoring the famed head coach for the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins.
Lombardi, who graduated from St. Francis Prep when it was in Brooklyn in 1933, played football for Fordham University and was the assistant coach for the New York Giants before leading the Packers to five league championships in seven years during the 1960s.
"This is exciting and it's amazing that 40 years after my grandfather quit coaching and died, he's still held in such high regard," said John Lombardi, who traveled from Nashville to attend the ceremony.
During the event, Lombardi was added to the Hometown Hall of Fame, a national program honoring the hometown roots of football's greatest players and coaches.