Football, Startling Stories Behind the Records

Jim Benagh, Author Sterling Publishing (NY) $0 (128p) ISBN 978-0-8069-6618-2
Benagh, sports editor of the Guinness Book of World Records and a staff member of the sports department at the New York Times, delves into pro, college, even high-school football in this entertaining book. In anecdotal style, he recounts, for example, the 222-0 loss suffered by Cumberland College against Georgia Tech in 1916 (among other disasters for the team, Cumberland's quarterback was knocked unconscious on the first play); Ken Hall's record 899 points in a little more than four years in the early 1950s at Sugar Land (Texas) High School (including one game in which he scored a record 49 points); New York Jet Steve O'Neal's record 98-yard punt in 1969 (a mark that can be tied only, never beaten). This short volume will have football fans rooting for the real thing. (December)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
Hardcover - 128 pages - 978-0-8069-6619-9
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