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  1. stephenPE

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    GReat article about Steve Tannen in the Sun today

    http://www.gainesville.com/news/20180709/catching-up-with-former-uf-standout-steve-tannen

    Old school football player. Hung with Namath while playing there.
     
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      I remember him...... of course I was just a baby then...
       
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        Sounds like Mike Wallace....good find.
         
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        ran a 4.5 hand timed..........he was a player. Shoulder injuries cut his career short in the NFL.
         
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          Tannen was great but DBU's first was Walter Mayberry.
           
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          Damn INsta you are old school. He was 2nd in rushing yards in 37 behind Whizzer White and intercepted 6 passes when the opponents ONLY threw about 57. Well I guess Dale Van Sickel

          was our first stud in the def backfield.[​IMG] Became a famous Hollywood stuntman too
           
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          Sometime during the Spurrier years, I was looking at the media guide and noticed his name in both offensive and defensive categories. If it was about the year 2000 that was 62 years after he last played. He has fallen off the offensive lists but is still barely hanging on in career and season picks but he is still there 80 years after he last played. I wonder how many guys who have played recently will still be in the books that many years from now?

          I had heard of various old time Gators like Rick Casares, Chuck Hunsinger, your suggestion of Van Sickle, even General Van Fleet etc., but never Walter Mayberry. So I looked up what I could about him and was surprised that he died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp and I had never really heard of him that I remembered.
           
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            What a life he has enjoyed, actor, teaching math and carpentry, UF football, NFL football, artists, etc. It is great to see someone do things along with football.
             
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              I think he did a play at the Hippodrome in Gville in the 80 or early 90s
               
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              He looks slow and unathletic.
               
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              Great work ethic. Deceptively fast. Runs great routes. High football IQ. A real lunch pail kind of guy.
               
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                Probably because it's a slo-mo vid, brainiac.
                 
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                  I just meant bc he is white. Sofla was tracking.
                   
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                    Yeah, that is a pretty standard joke to make in such cases.
                     
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                      DB OUCH!

                       
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                        I know fast white guys.
                         
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                          I knew some fast white GIRLS in college. :jog:
                           
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                            The best part?
                            The sideburns
                             
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                              Of course, it wouldn't be a joke if it were factually true all the time. It is a joke because it is not always true and so we knew SD was being sarcastic.
                               

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