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Gold and Black Illustrated, Vol 26, Digital 6

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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 26, ISSUE 6 65 P R E S E N T S : L A FAY E T T E L E G E N D P E T E Q U I N N Boilermaker legend credits former coach, mentor for success Positively Pete BY ALAN KARPICK I t is no small feat for one of life's moments to make Pete Quinn near-speechless. But that is what occurred when Quinn and his former Boilermaker coach, Jim Young, were inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in the same class. The two were honored at the annu- al National Football Foundation "Celebrating Our Legends" banquet June 10. "It is such a great honor, and the fact that I am going in with Jim Young just makes it incredible for me," said Quinn, a four-year starter from 1977- 80 who was named Purdue's all-time greatest cen- ter on its 100-year anniversary team in '87. "I'm extremely close to Jim. He's almost like a second dad to me. We see each other often. … Jim is a huge part of my life and the fact that I'm going in with him just makes it significantly better, and it was great already." During Young's five-year tenure (1977-81) at Pur- due, he amassed a record of 38-19-1, including four seasons with Quinn as the Boilermakers' starting center. It was a good era. During a three-year span from '78-'80, the Boilermakers had a 28-7-1 record with three straight bowl victories. Quinn, who has been a leader in getting members of those teams Sandra Dukes Pete Quinn was hum- bled by his induction into the Indiana Foot- ball Hall of Fame.

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