Champions: “Only a champion will submit to the effort of becoming one.” – Jeff Johnson
WHO: Irv Hall (Villanova) beats Richmond Flowers (Tennessee), center.
WHERE: Knoxville, Tennessee
WHAT: NCAA 120yard High Hurdle Championships
Note: Flowers went on to have a notable career in the NFL. Flowers’s father, Richmond Flowers Sr., was Attorney General of Alabama crusading for civil rights and Black Lives Matter 60 years ago.
Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are continuing our series begun last spring and through the cross country season on our sister site newhampshirecrosscountry.com For those of you that don’t know, Jeff Johnson was employee #1 for Nike. He actually is the one responsible for naming what is now a world corporation. Fortunately for us, he was also a world class photographer of our great sports in the 1960s and 1970s during which he captured thousands of sports photographs. We are honored and thankful for their choice to use our sites as their medium for sharing their passion. We hope our presentations can do them justice! Many of his quotes are also being housed on the NHTFCA website.
Photos by Jeff Johnson
Quotes by Jeff Johnson from his work in progress: “In Other Words: Things I Think I Said When I Was Trying To Think Of Something To Say.”
If you are interested in a poster version of a photo from this series, they are available for a small charge.