Sport: No. 33

No. 33 "Too lean and fragile," said the scouting report. "He can't play the kind of football we play in this conference." Samuel Adrian Baugh (rhymes with law) was, indeed, lean (6 ft. 2 in., 175 lbs.), but the rawboned Texan from Sweetwater was far from fragile. What's more, he wanted to play football so badly that he spent hour after hour throwing a ball through a swinging auto tire to learn passing accuracy. The practice paid off. Baugh was an All-America quarterback in 1935 and 1936 and led his Texas Christian teammates to...

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