LORENDO

LORENDO
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Coach Gene Lorendo: The "Rough & Tough" Right-Hand Man for Shug Jordan at Auburn for 25 Years. Presenting the first biography of this legend and giant of Auburn football, filled with stories of his amazing exploits:* How Gene Lorendo went from a no-star to a 5-star football player.* Led the SEC in pass receiving at Georgia in 1949.* Was a 3-sport athlete at Georgia, lettering in football, basketball and track.* Played in three bowl games: Sugar, Gator and Orange.* Was drafted by the Green Bay Packers.* Played professional basketball in the National Basketball League.* Played eight seasons of football at four different colleges.* Was an assistant coach at Auburn for 25 years under legendary Coach Shug Jordan.* Lorendo's son Mac was a captain and all-SEC offensive tackle on the 1972 "Amazins"/Punt Bama Punt team.*Served in the US Coast Guard in World War II with stops at Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the surrender of Japan.* Recruited and coached Pat Sullivan, All-American and Heisman Trophy winner.* Coached the receivers for Auburn during the 1957 national championship year.Introduction by former Auburn Athletics Director David Housel.With this book, based on dozens of interviews with those who knew him best and filled with rousing and fascinating tales of Lorendo's amazing exploits on and off the field of play, Kenneth Wayne Ringer has given us the definitive biography of one of the greatest "Auburn men" of all time.
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