Vance Lauderdale is an Athletic Supporter

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“The planes of his face are hard and clean-hewn as are those on a freshly minted coin. It is the face of a Roman emperor -- harsh and imperious ... his body was that of a master gladiator, the neck falling sheerly into massive shoulders ...”

No, that is not a description of ME, but thank you for thinking so. Instead, Commercial Appeal sports editor Walter Stewart was writing in 1958 about Gaylon Smith, widely regarded as the greatest athlete in the history of Rhodes College ...

Read the rest at Vance Lauderdale's Memphis magazine blog.

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