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OH, HOW GENTLY FLOWS THIS DON
Gwilym S. Brown
July 23, 1973
With a minimum of fanfare, Don Maynard of the Jets has combined wits, speed and a distaste for unsponsored brawling to become his game's alltime top receiver
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July 23, 1973

Oh, How Gently Flows This Don

With a minimum of fanfare, Don Maynard of the Jets has combined wits, speed and a distaste for unsponsored brawling to become his game's alltime top receiver

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The other day he showed a visitor through the large two-story house just northwest of El Paso that the Maynards, in an uncharacteristic burst of extravagance, bought last year. It is a white brick, red tile ranch house, complete with interior courtyard, a wraparound balcony, a stable out back for the Maynards' horse, Cheyenne, and a field of alfalfa. In short, the good life.

"I guess I'll keep playing football as long as I can perform, but there's so much for all of us to do down here," said the man of multiple talents, waving a hand in the general direction of everything. "It's real tough breaking away each year. I think spiritually I'll be ready to quit football long before I'm physically incapable of going on."

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