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Happy Thanksgiving! "Strong legs will run that weak legs may walk."

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Fran Tarkenton, u(sic)GA Frosh QB in 1960, obviously NOT during the Scottish Rite Game!



This is from Bill King's "Junkyard Blog" from 2006.

 

"Back in the days before freshmen were eligible to play on the varsity, this game held every year at Grant Field was a really big deal, drawing national attention. In its heyday, it regularly drew crowds of 40,000 people willing to postpone Thanksgiving dinner in order to preview the stars of tomorrow. (More than a few probably spoiled their appetites with a post-game visit to the Varsity.) The game was even broadcast on the radio!"

 

 

My earliest memory of CFB was the '66 or '67 game on Thanksgiving Day.  As a 3 or 4 year old, I was awestruck by the size of the players, especially when viewed from field level in the OLD North Stands.

A great Thanksgiving memory, sadly no more, however I knew some of the guys who walked on for the early 1980's games, most were good High School Players who wanted to strap it on one more time!

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