exactly where I was when I saw it," Carl Lewis says of his appearance in
FACES. "My mother was a teacher at my high school, and she had it in her
office. Some goofy little kid in SI. Someone who never thought he was going to
be anything. That was very exciting." That little kid grew up to become
America's greatest track and field athlete, winning nine Olympic gold medals,
including four in 1984, tying the record set by Jesse Owens, and twice broke
the world record in the 100 meters.
Today, Lewis is
pursuing an acting career and runs the Carl Lewis Foundation, which helps
disadvantaged kids by sponsoring reading and counseling programs and building
self-esteem through fitness, something that reflects on his Faces history.
"It was just a little picture, but when you see it, you're jumping up and
down. It creates a sense that anything can happen."
Feb. 6, 1978
WILLINGBORO, N.J. > TRACK AND FIELD
A Willingboro High junior, Carl, 16, leaped 23'6" on his first long jump of
the year to set a state prep indoor record. The son of 1950 national hurdles
champ Evelyn Lewis, he also set a state record of 44'8" for a sophomore in
the triple jump.
FOOTBALL/TRACK AND FIELD
WHAT WE SAID
THEN: Terry, 17, a senior at Woodlawn High in Shreveport, La., set a national
schoolboy javelin record with a throw of 243'7". A quarterback, Terry will
enroll at LSU this fall on a football scholarship.
WHERE HE WENT:
Bradshaw became the first quarterback to win four titles, leading the Steelers
to victory in Super Bowls IX, X, XIII and XIV. He was MVP in the final two.