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John Walters
September 19, 1994
Hidden Talents
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September 19, 1994

College Football

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Express Male

Washington tailback Napoleon Kaufman's stupendous speed (4.31 in the 40-yard dash) is matched only by the speed of his Heisman hype. On the evening of Sept. 3, a few hours after Kaufman had run for 152 yards on 26 carries in the Huskies' 24-17 loss to Southern Cal in Los Angeles, Washington's assiduous sports information director, Jim Daves, mailed postcards with Kaufman's stats to schools and media across the nation. Upon returning to his office two days later—on Labor Day—Daves found a fax awaiting him from Tim Bourret, the sports information director at Clemson.

"Got your postcard," Bourret wrote. "How did you ever pull this off?"

Says Daves, "Let's hear it for the United States Postal Service."

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