Football - 2007

CARMEN P. PUCCIO attended Corning Free Academy from 1948 to 1952 and was an outstanding student-athlete in football, basketball, track, tennis and table tennis, but it was on the football field that Carmen shined the brightest. He began his high school career for the Bulldogs as a running back but was moved to quarterback in his senior year because of his athletic prowess. Even though Carmen was only 5'3" tall and weighed only 122 pounds, he also played defensive back as well as quarterback. During his senior season, he led CFA to a 5-2-1 record, scoring five touchdowns in the process and was named to the WCFA All-Star Football Team as well as the Telegram All-Scholastic Team. Carmen was also a standout for the CFA basketball team, being named All-County following his senior season. Following graduation in 1952, Carmen attended St. Bonaventure University. After graduation in 1956, he attended Georgetown University Law School, graduating in 1959. Carmen practiced law in the Corning area until he retired in 1999. Carmen passed away in 2004.