Sport: Saturday's Hero

The hero is a poor Mexican-American kid. He delivers newspapers to help support his parents, both of whom are blind. At age 14, he enters a schoolboy contest, and, while officials look on in disbelief, he flips a football 63 yds. He soon becomes a star high school quarterback, rushing from practice each day to work long hours as a gas-station attendant and grocery-store clerk. A scout from a big college watches the hero passing and shouts: "Lookit the ball! Lookit where the ball is! Right on the chest every time!" The hero wins a scholarship to a big college and,...

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