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By Andy Russell

Andy Russell, two-time great Bowl Champion and seven-time seasoned Bowler with the good Pittsburgh Steelers' groups of the '70s, writes approximately his profession and his teammates on those nice groups. Russell writes, " The tales approximately my teammates will not be a recounting in their many documents, awards, and different carrying achievements, yet as a substitute memories of a few of my own interactions with them." Lynn Swann, Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Greene, Chuck Noll, Jack Ham, Rocky Bleier, Jack Lambert, Franco Harris and extra are incorporated.

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Returning to St. Louis, badly out of shape for football, despite having bicycled from Glasgow to Milano, I nearly passed out in the 100 degree heat the first day of fall practice. Our head coach at Ladue High School, Bob Davis, fearing I might have a serious heat stroke, sent me home. " I reacted angrily that next day, (as I'm sure Davis wanted), fighting for every yard and tackling more aggressively and I was soon back in the starting lineup. Davis had concentrated on teaching us sound techniques, something that helped me throughout my career.

What are you talking about? " The Steelers had been one of the few teams that hadn't sent me a questionnaire. They didn't know about my promise to my father and had drafted me. I was thrilled that a pro team had considered me good enough to draft into their organization but remembering my military commitment, I realized that there would be no chance to play pro ball. The following week, I had a visit from Jack Butler, a Steeler rep and former star player, who had seemed unconcerned when I explained that I had no intention of playing pro ball and that they had wasted a draft choice.

Our head coach at Ladue High School, Bob Davis, fearing I might have a serious heat stroke, sent me home. " I reacted angrily that next day, (as I'm sure Davis wanted), fighting for every yard and tackling more aggressively and I was soon back in the starting lineup. Davis had concentrated on teaching us sound techniques, something that helped me throughout my career. Losing only two games my three years in high school, we went undefeated my senior year, beating most of our opponents by 40 or more points.

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