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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 28, ISSUE 1 19 765.447.4165 | Robert J. Hagen, MD Peter J. Torok, MD Daniel J. Daluga, MD Michael E. Highhouse, MD John T. Bauman, MD Mark C. Page, MD Michael D. Krauss, MD Joel A. Virkler, DO THE AREA'S PREMIER ORTHOPAEDIC AND SPORTSMEDICINE CENTER INJURED? We can help! GO BOILERS! East End Grill merges classic steakhouse dishes with innovative bistro style. The menu combines simple yet hearty fare ranging from chopped salads, to burgers & sandwiches and the best steaks and fish available. 1016 Main Street Lafayette, IN (765) 607-4600 Tue-Thu: 11am - 10pm Fri-Sat: 11am - 11pm Sun: 11am - 9pm Hours of operation better. "I was well-schooled growing up. I definitely had an advantage over the other kids who were playing. In all sports. It wasn't just football. It was in everything." And, like his brothers, he excelled in all of them. At Trinity, Brian was a star. He was a Major League Baseball prospect — ultimately getting draft- ed by the Rockies in 2002. He was an MVP in basketball. And, in football, he thrived in Bob Beatty's sophisticated offense that showcased a college-type passing game, allowing Brian to pile up ridiculous career statistics (10,579 yards, 119 TDs, only 14 interceptions), win three state championships and be named Kentucky's Mr. Football as a se- nior. Now, his No. 12 jersey hangs on a wall inside the R.W. Marshall Sports Center, one of only three to be honored by a school that has won 24 state titles. Jeff's No. 11 is nearby. Brian's ability — and willingness — to be a three-sport guy even landed him on the cover of Sports Illustrated as part of dying breed of high school athlete: One who doesn't specialize. But he'd have to in college. And, with that decision, Brian could have escaped the expectations, the pressure and the family. He was one of the country's most- prized football prospects, being heavi- ly recruited to play quarterback across the country. But his hometown school wanted him, too. The place where Os- car played. Where Greg and Jeff played. That had a resurgent program, a newer stadium, a growing fanbase and an of- fensive-minded coach and quarterback developer in Bobby Petrino. And Jeff as an offensive assistant coach.

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