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    Born in La Ceiba, Honduras to an American father and a mother of Spanish heritage,[1] Stephen Wood Van Buren was orphaned at age ten and was sent to live with relatives in New Orleans, Louisiana.[2] There he attended Warren Easton High School, and tried out for the football team originally as a sophomore, but did not make the team.[3][4] Later that year he dropped out of high school and went to work in an iron foundry.[4] He returned to high school two years later and made the team as an end his senior year.[4] He played well enough that season to earn an athletic scholarship to Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge.[3]

    Missed most of sophmore, all of jr year and part of senior yr, and still graduated on time and had all credits and was eligible. How on earth is that possible?


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    Um...


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    What on earth


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    Quote Originally Posted by charliek View Post
    What on earth
    LMAO. Im not sure it is of THIS earth Charlie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31Ragin97 View Post
    Born in La Ceiba, Honduras to an American father and a mother of Spanish heritage,[1] Stephen Wood Van Buren was orphaned at age ten and was sent to live with relatives in New Orleans, Louisiana.[2] There he attended Warren Easton High School, and tried out for the football team originally as a sophomore, but did not make the team.[3][4] Later that year he dropped out of high school and went to work in an iron foundry.[4] He returned to high school two years later and made the team as an end his senior year.[4] He played well enough that season to earn an athletic scholarship to Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge.[3]

    Missed most of sophmore, all of jr year and part of senior yr, and still graduated on time and had all credits and was eligible. How on earth is that possible?
    It was 1940, or thereabouts. There were no age limits in high school. Many kids dropped out for a year or two to work.

    As an aside, do you think you could occasionally post something directly relevant to UL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    It was 1940, or thereabouts. There were no age limits in high school. Many kids dropped out for a year or two to work.
    ESPN was covering for SEC programs even back then.

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