Billy Johnson, a sophomore at Widener College in Chester, Pa., scored six touchdowns in a game against St. John's University, N.Y., rushed for 180 yards in 10 carries and returned four punts for 256 yards. He is also a 9.5 sprinter on the school track team.
Chuck Steigerwald, 41, of Columbus, Ohio, sailing a 10-year-old wooden boat, won the 1972 Thistle Class National Championship and became the first sailor ever to win the top two Thistle events—the national and the midwinter—in the same year.
Sgt. Percy J. Knox, 38, of Edwards, Calif., after an eight-year layoff, set national age-group records in the 100-yard dash, with a time of 9.9, and in the 100 meters, with an 11.1 clocking. He also anchored the winning 400-meter relay team at the World Senior games.
John Springer, a sophomore quarterback at Abbey High School in Canon City, Colo., hit 21 of 38 passes for 410 yards and six touchdowns in his varsity debut and had three scores called back. In seven freshman games he had passed for 23 TDs and 2,500 yards.
October 8, 1972
Al Lang, 75, of Urbana, Ill., shot his age on the par-72 Urbana Golf and Country Club course and, a week later, alternating strokes with Dorthea Williamson, 72, shot a 77. On the 542-yard, par-5 first hole, his third shot hit the flagstick and she putted in for a birdie 4.
Jack Himes, 20, of Big Spring, Texas, set a world-record 95 of 100 points in the bull-riding event at the New Mexico State Fair Rodeo and became the fourth rider ever to stay the required eight seconds on a 1,700-pound Charolais bull named Double Ought.