As part of a continuing series of articles we are revisiting from the past, we reprint here an article by Tom Anderson, first printed in the 1982 edition of American Opinion, the forerunner to The New American.
Several years ago a college freshman went out for football, unsung and uninvited. A few weeks later when the coach reduced the squad he cut the volunteer. But the freshman was such a wonderful fellow that the team persuaded the coach to let him stay. The volunteer sat on the bench for four years. He never missed a practice, never got discouraged. On the Thursday before the final game, his father died.