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Re: Robert Vorhies in 1977

I remember this sad incident. Autopsy later found the young man had a heart abnormality, not previously discovered. The father, God bless him, showed up to every Tech home football game with a sign asking people to remember his son and to protest Tech's former use of punishment drills, such drills were actually fairly commonly used back then.
Jimmy Sharpe was fired because of losing season and frankly Jimmy showed up at a booster function allegedly inebriated. Hope Jimmy (and Robert's father) found some peace after this.

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Posted: 07/16/2017 at 11:16AM


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