Sport: Full Circies and Quarterbacks

Something between Joe Theismann and Jim Plunkett

Thirteen years ago, a couple of college quarterbacks from opposite sides of the country finished one-two in the voting for the Heisman trophy, and headed out in different directions. Both took winding trails, but somehow reached the Super Bowl. Along the way they encountered enough breaks of the game so that, between them now, they represent the total experience of the position. Soon they may make it all the way back to each other.

The Heisman winner was Jim Plunkett of San Jose, Calif, and Stanford, a blind news-vendor's son, quiet-spoken but strong-armed, as husky as...

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