Sportsman of the Year


 

  W hat could be better than to be the best quarterback of all, to be in charge, to be famous, to be a picture on everyone else's wall? You could be anything you want to be, but you want most to be this one man. He stands alone on his 100-yard field. He has answered all the questions on all the physical tests, finished where everyone else wanted to finish, the one guy to complete the American boyhood dream.

Photograph by Peter Read Miller
Text by Leigh Montville

Joe Montana led the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowl titles and had been named Super Bowl MVP three times by 1990. Traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1993, Montana retired in 1994.

 
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