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November 25, 1991
Braves and TomahawksIn response to the justifiable outcry of Native Americans over the Atlanta Braves' name and the offensive use of the tomahawk symbol (POINT AFTER, Oct. 28), I suggest the Braves remove the tomahawk from their players' uniforms and drop the s from their name. With the Braves' description on the Turner Broadcasting System as America's Team, their red, white and blue uniforms and the upsurge in American patriotism, a name change to the Atlanta Brave would be a natural. FRANK YOUNG Mount Vernon, N.Y.
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Longest Field Goals
You noted in your story about Washington State kicker Jason Hanson (Best in His Field, Oct. 21) that Hanson's 62-yard field goal against UNLV in September was the longest in a college game since the 1989 rule change abolishing the kicking tee. Who had the longest ever?
IAN WALLACE
Warwick, R.I.

?Three men are tied at 67 yards: Russell Erxleben of Texas was the first to achieve that distance (Oct. 1, 1977), followed by Steve Little of Arkansas (Oct. 15, 1977) and Joe Williams of Wichita State (Oct. 21, 1978). As fate would have it, Erxleben, who also played five pro seasons for the New Orleans Saints, made less pleasant news last month, when he was indicted in two Texas counties on felony bad-check charges. Erxleben denies the charges.—ED.

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