Edwards, Fred 2002-02-08

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Edwards was a member of Donna High School Redskin's 1961 Texas State Football Champions and the University of Texas Longhorns' 1963 National Championship

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Fred Edwards

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: February 8, 2002

Location: Austin Texas, via phone

Interviewer: Jorge Iber

Length: 00:34:09


Tape 1, Side 1: Introduction, Family, Schooling, Playing sports at East Donna, Occupation of Mexican Americans, Years and positions he played, One of only two two-way players, University of Texas at Austin, Tommy Nobis, Playing and working after graduation, San Antonio Toros, Semi-pro teams, Donna High School, Racial Breakdown at school then and now, Physical Structure of Mexican-American athletes, Inter-racial dating, Coach Lerma, Reasons for losing game against his team, Championship season, Reason for starting the season 0-2, Turnaround, Injuries, Cinderella team, “Never won a dang coin toss.”, Lack of funds, Playing against teams, Sweeny, “Pepper bellies" comment, Tough games, Brady, Divine, Rituals, Reaction of town on win, Encouragement by Mom, Benefits of playing sports, Recent Reunion, Significance of water tower at Donna, Good friendship within the team

Access Information

Original Recording Format: audio cassette

Recording Format Notes: digitized, Audio CD available in Reading Room

Transcript: no

Abstract can also be found here

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