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AN END FINDS THE MEANS
Kevin Cook
December 07, 1987
John Croyle quit playing football to start a boys home
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December 07, 1987

An End Finds The Means

John Croyle quit playing football to start a boys home

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"I think about it," Croyle says. "I've watched guys I played with doing well in pro ball, and in my heart I know I could have done it. But I made the right choice. This place is more important to me than a national championship or a Super Bowl. Here's a story for you—last Christmas, Tommy, he's nine, cute little guy, he got a bike. Now, Christmas Eve I'm up until 2 a.m. putting bikes together; then Christmas morning the boys ride them over to show me. Tommy was walking his. I said, 'You better get on that and ride it before I do.' He didn't want to ride it. He said he'd never had a bike, and he didn't want to rub the 'new' off. That was my Super Bowl."

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