There are some people who leave a legacy forever. Freddie Steinmark was part of the University of Texas Football team that won the 1969 National Championship game. Freddie’s play on the field was defined by leadership, hard work, and playing for his teammates. 6 days after that game, Freddie’s leg was amputated, and his battle with cancer had begun.
Bower Yousse, high school teammate, and childhood and family friend of Freddie, joins us for this episode to discuss Freddie’s life, and the impact he had on so many. He talks about how Freddie conducted himself at school, as well as on and off the field, with class and dignity. He was one of the Captains of the team and set an example by his actions.
He takes us through Freddie’s journey from his love and caring of his family, to his high school football games, to being recruited by University of Texas after Coach Royal saw only 13.3 seconds of tape, to his National Championship run, to his diagnosis and battle that he took head on with toughness and courage.
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