Sportsman of the Year


 

  I n an era when the celebrated college athlete is turning into a special kind of mercenary, living and competing in a culture apart from that of the ordinary undergraduate, it is fitting that Baker, a throwback to an epoch in which the likes of Barry Wood and Byron (Whizzer) White inspired the undergraduates at Harvard and Colorado, should emerge from a bucolic campus deep in the forests of the Northwest, where the simple verities of small-town American life are still held in high esteem.

Photograph by Neal Barr
Text by Alfred Wright

Terry Baker, the All-America, Heisman-winning quarterback for Oregon State, was the Los Angeles Rams' first round draft pick in 1962. Baker played with the Rams for three seasons but never became a starter. Now 55, he practices law in Oregon.

 
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