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Pete Dawkins

Pete Dawkins (College football.  Born, Royal Oak, Mich., Mar. 8, 1938.)  Determination helped lift Peter Miller Dawkins from a little-thought-of plebe quarterback to a Heisman Trophy-winning halfback on Col. Red Blaik’s unbeaten final Army squad in 1958.  Dawkins, a polio victim as a child, came back to become the quarterback on his eighth-grade football team […]

Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson (College football.  Born, Elizabeth, NJ, Mar. 31, 1938.)  Bursting on the scene as a sophomore star for Army in 1957, Robert P. Anderson broke Glenn Davis’ 1945 single-season rushing records.  Despite injuries that slowed him as a senior, Anderson finished with 1,887 yards in 355 rushes for his three-year career at West Point […]

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