Football: The Real Frank

"I've never read any of the books," says Yale Quarterback Brian Dowling, 20. "But from what I understand, Frank Merriwell was quite a guy."

Indeed he was. The kind of guy who would run from punt formation on fourth down and 26—and make 35 yds. Who would average 24 points a game for the Yale basketball team. Who would turn out for tennis, win his first two matches, and quit because his game was "not too good." Who would then suit up for baseball and drive in the winning run in his first game. In other words, Frank Merriwell...

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