Army’s “Touchdown Twins”:
     Felix “Doc” Blanchard (1945 Heisman Trophy winner, three-time All-America FB, iconic backfield
          mate to Glenn Davis; Mr. Inside to Davis’ Mr. Outside)—1996 interview
     Glenn Davis (1946 Heisman Trophy winner; Los Angeles Rams HB)—March 26, 2001 for:
          Lindy’s 2001 Pro Football: “Current Rams Have Vintage Role Model: Fifty Years Ago Rams Offense
               Was Also King”
Ernie Banks (Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame shortstop)—Fall 1995 for:
     Athlon Sports 1996 Baseball Handbook: “Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub”
Sammy Baugh (Washington Redskins Hall of Fame QB)—July 13, 1995, May 5, 1998, Jan. 13, 2000 for:
     NFL Insider: “Inside the Numbers…The Punters of the Fabulous Fifties” (Sept. 1998)
     Titans Exclusive: “Legendary Baugh once guided Oiler fortunes” (Jan. 31, 2000)

     Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014-15 Yearbook: “They Put the Foot in Football”
Raymond Berry (Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame E)—Dec. 6, 1996 for:
     Athlon Sports 1996 Pro Football: “Shadow Man”
Art Donovan (Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame DT)—Apr. 10, 2002 for:
     Lindy’s 2002 Pro Football: “The ’52 Texans…Lone Star Lulus”
     GAMEDAY [2002, Vol. XXXIII No. 8]: “Memory Lane: Homeless and Helpless, The Original Texans Were
          a Team Without a Town”

     (also: 5/5/2009 for):
     World War Football
Tony Dungy (Tampa Bay/Indianapolis Hall of Fame head coach)—Sept. 26, 2007 for:
     American Profile: “Quiet Strength: NFL coach Tony Dungy triumphs on and off the field” (8/19/07)
     Away from the Ball—The NFL’s Off-the-Field Heroes: “Stay the Course” (Cumberland House, 2008)
Allyson Felix (4-time Olympic gold medal sprinter)—Apr. 17, 2008 for:
     The Peacock: NBC Beijing: “Going for the Gold” (July 2008)
Bob Feller (Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame pitcher)—June 4, 2002 for:
     American Profile: “Favorite Moments of the World Series” (Oct. 20, 2002)
Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals 9-time Pro Bowl WR)—Apr. 8, 2009 for:
     Lindy’s 2009 Pro Football: “Leaping Lords: Jump-ball pass to Fitzgerald a throwback to R.C. Owens’
          ‘Alley Oop’”

George Foreman (two-time world heavyweight boxing champion)—Sept. 16, 2007 for:
     American Profile: “Fists and Faith” (March 23, 2008)
A.J. Foyt (4-time Indianapolis 500 winner)—July 8, 2010 for:
     American Profile: “The Indy 500 at 100” (May 15, 2011)
Otto Graham (Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame QB)—Feb. 6, 1995 for:
     Athlon Sports 1995 Pro Football: “No Looney Tune”
     THE COFFIN CORNER: Vol. 21 No. 2 (1999): “The White, Night Football
     NFL Insider Stadium Edition (2000, Vol. XXXI No. 5): “The Night the NFL Stood Still.”
     (also: 3/16/99 for):
     Lindy’s 1999 Pro Football: “Brownout…Half Century Ago Browns Dominated Fading All-America
          Football Conference”
     (also: 11/17/1995 for):
     The Sporting News Special Collectors’ Edition (2004) Pro Football’s Greatest Quarterbacks—“Otto
          Graham: The Sweet Sound of Success”
Harlem Globetrotters (Curly Neal, Clyde Sinclair, Scooter Christensen, Special K Daley)—4/9/2008 for:
     American Profile: “Harlem Globetrotters: Delighting fans with hoops and humor for eight decades
          (Sept. 28, 2008)
Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch (Los Angeles Rams Hall of Fame HB/WR)—March 26, 2001 for:
     Lindy’s 2001 Pro Football: “Current Rams Have Vintage Role Model: Fifty Years Ago Rams Offense
          Was Also King”
Mike Krzyzewski (Duke Univ. Hall of Fame basketball coach)—July 2, 2008 for:
     American Profile: “Duke University Coach Mike Krzyzewski” (Aug. 17, 2008)
Don Larsen (New York Yankees 1956 World Series perfect game pitcher)—June 18, 2002 for:
     American Profile: “Favorite Moments of the World Series” (Oct. 20, 2002)
Sid Luckman (Chicago Bears Hall of Fame QB)—Nov. 17, 1995 for:
     THE COFFIN CORNER: Vol. 21 No. 2 (1999), “The White, Night Football
Gino Marchetti, (Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame DE)—Apr. 8, 2002 for:
     Lindy’s 2002 Pro Football: “The ’52 Texans…Lone Star Lulus”
     GAMEDAY [2002, Vol. XXXIII No. 8]: “Memory Lane: Homeless and Helpless, The Original Texans Were
          a Team Without a Town”

     Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016-17 Yearbook: “Still the Greatest”
     (also: 5/11/2009 for):
     World War Football

Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame QB)—July 27, 2011 for:
     Athlon Sports Monthly: “554—Sixty years later Van Brocklin’s venerable passing mark endures” (Sept.
          2011)
Chuck Noll (Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame coach)—Feb. 20, 2004 for:
     Lindy’s 2004 Pro Football: “Where Have All the Dynasties Gone?”; Hall of Fame article—“Muscle Men
          and Muscle Cars”
Arnold Palmer (golf immortal)—Oct. 27, 2005 for:
     American Profile: “The Master’s Touch” (March 26, 2006)
Richard Petty (7-time NASCAR cup champion)—Aug. 24, 2004 for:
     American Profile: “King Richard Rules” (Jan. 30, 2005)
Michael Phelps (23-time Olympic gold medalist, most decorated Olympian of all time)—Apr. 17, 2008 for:
      The Peacock: NBC Beijing: “Going for the Gold” (July 2008)
Cal Ripken Jr. (Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame shortstop)—Aug. 15, 2010 for:
     American Profile: “The Ripken Way” (Apr. 3, 2011)
Steve Van Buren (Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame HB)—Nov. 16, 1995 for:
     THE COFFIN CORNER: Vol. 21 No. 2 (1999), “The White, Night Football

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interviews

"Over the last 25 years, I've conducted more than 600 interviews for articles and books, including the likes of Michael Phelps, Sammy Baugh, Arnold Palmer, Ernie Banks, and A.J. Foyt to mention a few. Below are 25 celebrated athletes listed with the date of my original interview, the publication it appeared in, and the title of the article. (In the very near future, a complete "partial" list of more than 300 interviewed stars in all sports, will be available via a link here.). The 73 interviews conducted with Pro Football Hall of Fame members will ultimately reside in the archives of the Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio."   —  wAR