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Herman Hickman

Herman Hickman (Football.  Born, Johnson City, TN, Oct. 1, 1910; died, Washington, DC, Apr. 25, 1958.)  As a hefty and skillful blocking guard, Herman Michael Hickman, Jr., was an unlikely Shakespearean scholar.  Yet Hickman, a natural raconteur, often regaled writers and fellow coaches with apt quotes from the Bard of Avon, particularly during his tenure […]

Al Groh

Al Groh (Pro football.  Born, New York, NY, July 13, 1944.)  Al Groh became head football coach of the Jets on Jan. 24, 2000, after Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick had resigned within a day of each other earlier in the same month.  Groh coached the Jets to a 9-7 record, but lost his last three […]

Clark Gaines

Clark Gaines (Pro football.  Born, Elberton, GA, Feb. 1, 1954.)  A running back from Wake Forest, Clark Gaines was a mainstay of the Jets offense for five seasons (1976-80).  Gaines rushed 581 times for 3,880 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and eight touchdowns.

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