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Rick Telander

Rick Telander

Rick Telander began his writing career after graduating from Northwestern where he was a 4-year scholarship football player and an English lit major.  His first major piece was for Sports Illustrated, describing the heartbreak of being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs. He worked as a waiter, played guitar in his band, the Del-Crustaceans, and hopped freights for years while freelance writing. His heroes are his father, Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac, and former Bradley basketball player Chet Walker.

All Rick Telander Stories

Feb. 09, 1995

12 Drew Bledsoe

HE'S PRETTY cool, this guy Bledsoe. He's 6 ft. 5 in., 230 pounds,and he stands in the pocket, head on a swivel, patting the ball theway you ...

Feb. 16, 1995

BEARING DOWN The Niners' first postseason chore was routine: a 44-15 whipping of Chicago

It's hard to pinpoint when the boredom settled in, but it seemedto arrive on little cat's feet, oh, somewhere around the time the SanFrancisco ...

March 04, 1991

A Hawk Soars Higher

Dominique Wilkins of Atlanta is having the best year of his long career