COLLEGE FOOTBALL â€“ NECTAR OF THE GODS!!!  [For Wayne Wanamaker]
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[United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; September, 1964]
I always wanted to play football for Navy, Dad's alma mater, so when I was invited by Navy to attend a football game and spend a weekend at Annapolis, I accepted!
Navy had played in the 1963 National Championship game (against the Texas Longhorns) and, although Navy lost, things were looking up for the â€œboys from down the crabtown on the bay.â€
And, why not? The 1963 Heisman Trophy winner, Roger Staubach (#12), was back for his senior year, and things were looking good. It was a privilege to be recruited by Navy!
I did not know that I would be meeting the team. And little did I know that Roger Staubach would one day guide the NFL Dallas Cowboys to Super Bowl victories in a career that would lead to his induction into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Be sure to check out Navyâ€™s mascot, â€œBill,â€ to the right of the large group shot. He was a very gnarly goat (as the song goes).
And as for college football? It starts THIS WEEKEND!!! The long wait is, at last, over . . .
As always, thanks for stopping by my page.
Also by Richard Knight
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