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The Day Kaz Roared
Gwilym S. Brown
November 13, 1961
Ten years ago Dick Kazmaier put on one of football's most spectacular one-man shows
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November 13, 1961

The Day Kaz Roared

Ten years ago Dick Kazmaier put on one of football's most spectacular one-man shows

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Golf replaces football

A full decade later Kazmaier is still serious-minded and works harder than ever. He is kept hopping up and down the Atlantic Coast as president of a rapidly expanding bowling business (Major League Bowling and Recreation, Inc.) that includes among its stockholders Sam Snead, Mayo Smith, Perry Como, Fred Hutchinson and Billy Maxwell. At 195, he is some 25 pounds heavier than he was as a college football star, but he still looks as youthful. He has made golf (he carries a 15 handicap) his major sport.

"It's nice to think about my football career," said Kazmaier recently, "and it's nice to talk about it, but I'm in a different business now, where you're not measured on a football basis. Many of the people I do business with don't even know my name. I've been called everything from Kessmeyer to Cashmere, and that suits me just fine."

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