Sport: Saturday's Heroes

From West Point to William and Mary, college football had been thrown for a loss even before the season got under way. Last week, while football fans were flocking by the thousands to watch the slightly tarnished Saturday heroes in action, an ex-University of Michigan guard named Allen Jackson brought the ballcarrier down again with a flying tackle. Writing in the current Atlantic Monthly, he gives a firsthand account of his experiences in football's big leagues.

History & Football. Even as a freshman scrub, writes Jackson, "I was engaged in actual practice on the...

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