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Homer Jones

Homer Jones (Pro football.  Born, Pittsburg, TX, Feb. 18, 1941.)  An athletic speedster out of Texas Southern, Homer Carroll Jones signed initially with Houston of the A.F.L. but was cut in training camp before the 1963 season.  A 20th-round draft choice by the Giants, Jones then joined them but landed on the taxi squad.  When […]

Steve Hirdt

Steve Hirdt (Statistician.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 11, 1951.)  Since he joined the Elias Sports Bureau in 1970 while still an undergraduate at Fordham, Stephen T. Hirdt has become one of the nation’s most respected sports statisticians.  From 1982-2005, Hirdt was director of information for ABC-TV’s “Monday Night Football,” working over 400 telecasts, including seven […]

Herb Goren

Herb Goren (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 5, 1916; died, Manhasset, NY, Feb. 8, 1991.)  A bright, affable, and engaging man as well as an excellent craftsman, Herbert Goren was also something of a prodigy.  Goren broke in with The Sun in 1933 and began writing baseball.  He introduced a column in 1935 as a […]

Frank Gifford

Frank Gifford (Pro football.  Born, Bakersfield, CA, Aug. 16, 1930.)  Joining the New York Giants as the team’s No. 1 draft pick in 1952, Frank Gifford started his N.F.L. career as a defensive back, but by the time he ended his career in 1964 he was the leading scorer in Giants history with 484 points.  […]

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