Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Spring practice

I loved my one and only spring football practice - until I got injured. This was at Cal Tech in the spring of 1958. I'd been the star of the Freshman team as T-QB but ha ha the Varsity used the single wing (still!). Coach had me trying for both Tailback and QB, which in single wing is a blocking back. But you get to call the signals! Looked like I was going to be first string QB when I hurt my knee. Nothing serious but it got me thinking and before Xmas, playing no football, I had decided to transfer to Cal Berkeley, for which I got a scholarship. I soon gave it up, dropped out of school, became a street person - and joined the army. My recruiter decided to fill a quota and make me a spy. I owe him a world of thanks.

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