1946 Football Squad - some definite South Barracks types here.

Managers, seated on ground: Cadets Hamilton, Rudert and Haynes.
Front Row, L to R: William Wilhelm, James Thompson, James Pope, Bob Spears, Robert Pickett, Allan Jones, Wood Beasley, "Buck" Buchanan, Joe Bulter; Seated on ground are Unknown.
Middle Row, L to R: Billy Ray, Charles Nevins, Bob Horvath, James Simmons, Paul Petruecelly, Richard Price, William Weston, "Babe" Dahlgren, Doug Smith, "Nurk" Nurkiewicz, Frankie Allen
Back Row, L to R: "Little Camp" Campisano, George Callahan, Merle Wood, "Gundy" Guerrera, Herc Wolfe, Hal Schweder, Bobby Driscoll, Charles Berry, Wally Morris.

Last SMA Boxing Team, 1946 (and '45) State Champions

Front Row, L to R: Alex "Sandy" Rankin, George Giannaris, Joe Taylor (son of Major Joe), Charles Mergantime, Stanley Scott, Leonard DiGrigorio, John Hilton.
Middle Row, L to R: David James, Ralph Smith, Robert Carey, Dave Cameron, Bill Weller, Bob Horvath, George Callahan, Unknown.
Back Row, L to R: Major Joe Taylor (coach), Carlos Allen, Bruce Rauhe, Next Two Unknown, Leon Pierce, Bill Davis, Robert Martin, Stephen Delancy, Manager Cadet Mathews.

Photographs courtesy Sam Killeffer, SMA '67, Bob Horvath, SMA '47, boxing name data Bob "Baldy" Martin, SMA '47

Mike Bragg, SMA '64

Mike Bragg tied for third in the nation in punting as a junior with an average of 42.8 yards and played in the College All-Star game in 1968. While punting for the U of Richmond Spiders (UR), he had a career average of 41.9 yards and punted better than 70 yards four times in his career.

Mike was an honorable mention Pro Scouts All-America his senior season and was selected in the 5th round of the NFL draft by the Washington Redskins. He played for the Redskins and the Baltimore Colts from 1968-81.

Mike graduated from UR with a BA in Sociology and was inducted in the U of Richmond Class of 1982-83 Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Athletes Who Didn't Attend SMA Say the Darndest Things

"I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes."
A senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh.

"Nobody in football should be called a genius.   A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann 1996.

"You guys line up alphabetically by height.   You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle."
Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach.

"I play football.   I'm not trying to be a professor.   The tests don't seem to make sense to me, measuring your   brain on stuff I haven't been through in school."
Clemson recruit Ray Forsythe, who was ineligible as a freshman because of academic requirements.

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?   He went to prison for three years, not Princeton."
Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson hooking up again with promoter Don King.

"That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my #%@# clothes."
Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker.

"I can't really remember the names of the clubs that we went to."
Shaquille O'Neal on whether he had visited the Parthenon during his visit to Greece.

"I've won at every level except college and pro."
Shaquille O'Neal, on his lack of championships.

"He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is."
Lou Duva, Veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regime of heavyweight Andrew Golota.

"We can't win at home.   We can't win on the road.   As G.M., I just can't figure out where else to play."
1992- Pat Williams, Orlando Magic general manager, on his team's 7-27 record.

"My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt."
1982 - Chuck Nevitt , North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice.

"He wants Texas back."
1981 - Tommy Lasorda , Dodger manager, when asked what terms Mexican-born pitching sensation Fernando Valenzuela might settle for in his upcoming contract negotiations.

"One player was lost because he broke his nose.   How do you go about getting a nose in condition for football?" 1966 - Darrell Royal, Texas football coach, asked if the abnormal number of Longhorn injuries that season resulted from poor physical conditioning.

"I'm going to send the injured-reserve players out for the toss next time."
1981 - Mike McCormack, coach of the hapless Baltimore Colts after the team's co-captain, offensive guard Robert Pratt, pulled a hamstring running onto the field for the coin toss against St. Louis.

"But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored yet."
1991 -Steve Spurrier, Florida football coach, telling Gator fans that a fire at Auburn's football dorm had destroyed 20 books.

"I'm not allowed to comment on lousy officiating."
1986 - Jim Finks, New Orleans Saints G.M., when asked after a loss what he thought of the refs.

"It's basically the same, just darker."
1991 - Alan Kulwicki, stock-car racer, on racing Saturday nights as opposed to Sunday afternoons.

"I was going to write myself in, but I was afraid I'd get shot."
1996 - Lincoln Kennedy, Oakland Raiders tackle, on his decision not to vote.

"Gosh, Dad, that means we're not going to any more bowl games."
1991 - Jim Colletto, Purdue football coach and former assistant at Arizona State and Ohio State, repeating his 11-year-old son's reaction after he took the job with the Boilermakers.

"They can't fire me because my family buys too many tickets."
1986 - LaVell Edwards, BYU football coach and one of 14 children.

"I asked him, 'Son, what is it with you, ignorance or apathy?'   He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.'"
1991 - Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player.

"He treats us like men.   He lets us wear earrings."
1991 - Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins.

"Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject."
1987 - Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four F's and one D.

Contributed by John Deal, SMA '49