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The Phoenix Of Palo Alto
Ron Fimrite
November 16, 1981
From the ruins of the Stanford season rises John Elway—the quarterback the pros covet most
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November 16, 1981

The Phoenix Of Palo Alto

From the ruins of the Stanford season rises John Elway—the quarterback the pros covet most

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For Elway there will be other games, in either football or baseball. He will soon become one of those rare athletes whose services are in demand in two professional sports. He has, in that sense, a future without limitations. Whatever choice he makes, the child's head will stay straight on the man's shoulders. "John has been brought up right," Wiggin says. "They're still games," says John. "They're still fun. The more attention I get, the more I like my privacy. There's no sense in trying to live up to other people's expectations of me."

"John is mentally tough and he's physically tough," says Jack Elway, whose own future has so recently been enhanced at the expense of his son. "But more important than all that, he's a damn good person."

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