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My Grandfather- Yale Football 1922

The other day I was Googling myself (My real name is Ira Edward Wight….The Fourth) and came across the photo of my grandfather being auctioned on Ebay. I had to snap it up!  The photo is dated 1922. He was a star of the Yale Bulldogs….holding a record for the longest field goal for years. The photos must have come from some news agency. My grandfather was born in 1900. He was at Andover Prep and left to go participate in World War I, at the very end, and then went back to finish Andover….after graduating, he went to Yale- completing college there in 1924.  I think he may have lied about his age to enlist.

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