Huskies Athletic Legend Passes Away
LITTLE FALLS – A St. Cloud State University football legend has passed away. Louis Filippi died on Sunday at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls at the age of 91.
Filippi attended St. Cloud State from 1939 to 1943. He became the first SCSU student to ever be named Little All-American in football. He was also named the conference’s Most Valuable Player in 1941. Besides football, he also played basketball, baseball, and ran track earning a total of 14 letters.
He was offered a contract to play football for the Philadelphia Eagles, but he turned it down to join the Navy. He later became the very first inductee into the St. Cloud State University Hall of Fame. He also taught Industrial Education in Little Falls for 39 years.
The Emblom Brenny Funeral Home in Little Falls is handling the arrangements for Louis Filippi.
SCSU Oral History Archives