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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

First reference: Todd Helton

In which we find a SI article that mentions the man that would become the greatest player in Rockies history, the man who would become a four-time NFL MVP, and the man who would be the Representative of North Carolina’s 11th district.

“College Football: Cast Change” (September 12, 1994)

The plot thickened 3 minutes into the game, when starting quarterback Jerry Colquitt tore ligaments in his left knee, putting him out for perhaps the rest of the season. Colquitt, a fifth-year senior, had served patiently as Shuler’s understudy for the last two seasons and had won the starting job with a stellar preseason. With Colquitt down, junior Todd Helton came on in relief, a familiar role for the fireballing closer on the school’s baseball team. Still, Helton said after the game, “being thrown in there like that was a little more than I bargained for.” He looked ragged running three fruitless series and was replaced by ballyhooed freshman Peyton Manning late in the second quarter.

Gamingboy Posted: May 11, 2011 at 12:55 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. kthejoker Posted: May 11, 2011 at 02:29 PM (#3824198)
   2. clowns to the left of me; STEAGLES to the right Posted: May 11, 2011 at 03:05 PM (#3824251)
that's a pretty awesome excerpt.
   3. Moloka'i Three-Finger Brown (Declino DeShields) Posted: May 11, 2011 at 03:16 PM (#3824263)
I remember reading this article, and I seem to remember watching this game. However, I may be confusing having read this article with actually having seen the game.

I also remember thinking at the time that Branndon Stewart spelled his name very funny -- and then have no recollection of him until four years later, when he led Texas A&M to a bizarro upset over Kansas State in the Big 12 championship game (ruining K-State's chance to play in the first BCS title game).
   4. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: May 11, 2011 at 03:16 PM (#3824264)
Also in the article:
This Saturday, Miami visits Arizona Stale, where the Hurricanes will be seeking to end a streak: They've lost their last three games at Sun Devil Stadium.
Mission accomplished - Hurricanes 47, Sun Devils 10.

That ASU squad remains the worst since the school joined the Pac-10 in 1978.

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