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Leo is living the "good life"

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In athletics, you don't give up easy.

You push yourself a little bit harder and believe it will have a great effect on everything for the rest of my life. 

And Leo knows about this the best. He was on that Baltimore Colts 1958 team that beat the New York Giants in the first sudden death football game ever played in the NFL.

After retiring in 1959 the center linebacker developed a successful high school and college class ring business which family members carry on today.

Leo has never gotten away from football, attending several Louisiana Tech games. He's also the president of the Milton Mcnaughton chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

For many years, the chapter has held scholar-athletes awards banquet where outstanding high school senior football players are honored with 500 dollar scholarships.

"It's 40 per cent on the football ability, 40 percent on the academic ability and 20 percent on extracurricular activities," Leo said.  

Working with the Mcnaughton chapter's efforts with the young players of today is a big part of Leo's good life… and he has no intention of hanging it up.

"Have I ever thought about quitting. No," he saids.  "I enjoy the young people we're working with and I think Toni knows we're trying to get some more young people like Tag and Bill and Jerry to take our place but we'll never quit."

Leo will be at the East Ridge Country Club the evening of February 20th for this years National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete awards banquet.

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