Awaiting the NFL draft, sometime in the late 1960's
Either this photo was flipped during developing or I was a lefty back then. My oldest brother sent the football gear for Christmas. My ambition at the time was to play football despite our town not having a football club for kids (at least to my knowledge). The Heismann Trophy eluded me for several years, and it turned out I lacked athletic talent. By the time I was in my early teens it was quite clear I'd need to consider other options for my life....but a kid can dream and that's fun in itself.