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buffalo30

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Thank you.


1971 was 50 years ago and sometimes it feels like yesterday. I shed a little tear. Both Cliff and Eddie are gone. Along with other teammates that I know of, Bud Magrum, Cullen Bryant, Herb Orvis and Mark Cooney.

I loved Eddie. He didn't really need to keep me on the team as a walk-on, scout teamer, but he did. After we won the Bluebonnet Bowl on New Year's Eve against Houston he seemed to seek me out as we were going back to the locker room. He put his arm around me and told me he was sorry he didn't get me into the game. I told him it was OK, because I was proud to be part of the team. Eddie was a very bright, thoughtful, kind and tough man.

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Posted: 08/25/2021 at 12:58AM



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