Sport: Thinking Man's Tailback

Deep in dejection, Oregon State's Coach Tommy Prothro showed up at a booster luncheon to explain why the finest football team in the school's history had an indifferent 5-3 record. As Prothro brooded over his trials, a sympathetic partisan asked: "What's the good word, Tommy?" For the first time in days, Tommy Prothro smiled. "Terry Baker," he said.

By last week the phrase "Terry Baker" had become the all-purpose good word around the tidy Oregon State campus in Corvallis. An ambidextrous, introspective, gangling sophomore, Terry Baker has a pale pink face, an Adam's apple that dances when he talks like a walnut...

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