# Friday, December 3, 2004

You just never know who you will meet in life, do you?

Tuesday, I was at work and noticed someone reading the sports page. I'd imagine that it is painfully obvious that I'm not exactly 'up' on things from that section of the newspaper, but I try not to be too naïve. Well, I missed a big one this time.

As I glanced at the page held toward me, I realized that I recognized the young man on the front page. I've met up with Mr. Bill Swancutt at several family functions - he's been seeing my niece, Kristin, for some time now! I guess I better read this article!

Now, I'm up on things enough to know that he was a football player... I even knew that he played for the Oregon State Beavers. What I didn't realize is that he is really good. He had just won the “Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year” Award! In fact, he's the first player to ever have won that award at an OSU. Details are available form the Oregonian here.

Just to top off my ignorance, my fellow workers started telling me about Bill. It turns out that Bill has a taste for quarterback meat - he holds a school record for career sacks and for 'tackles for loss'. Very impressive.

Bill, if you come around to reading this, let me personally congratulate you on such an impressive achievement. I'm sorry I had to learn about it from the paper ;-).

Friday, December 3, 2004 2:44:32 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)  #    Comments [0]