Thursday, December 22, 2016

My Namesake

Yeah, so family legend has it I’m named after this guy:

And up until earlier this week I had never ever googled a picture of him. Seems like a clean-cut, all-American go-getter, no? Just like me, if you could get the same results from being a hundred-n-eighty-degrees opposite of the dude on the football card.

For those not in the know (like me, for instance), Mr. Alworth was a first round draft pick in 1962 and played nine seasons with the AFL San Diego Chargers. He played his final two seasons with the Cowboys. He scored the first touchdown for Dallas in their Super Bowl VI win over Miami. He later became the first player who had played in the upstart AFL to be voted in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

And Im named after him. Well, that’s what I’ve been told over the past five decades.

Go Chargers!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That has always been family lore as far back as I can remember (I was 7 when you were born). BTW, his nickname is Bambi.