They ran full speed into each other. When they hit, the sound itself was so loud, everybody around them just stopped. It was horrible.

We didn't know he was going to play until he showed up. To go for four straight titles, yeah, it's a great accomplishment, but nobody was going to pressure him to do anything. That's the kind of character he has, to go out there and give it everything he has in that kind of condition.

He was an amazing man. He got me my first coaching job at Deer Park Junior High in 1991. He was a respected, loved man.