Despite the increasingly debilitating pain, Freddie continued to play throughout the season, helping the Longhorns to rip through opponents like pulpwood. His final game was for the national championship at the end of , when the Longhorns rallied to beat Arkansas in a legendary game that has become known as "the Game of the Century.
Tragically, bone cancer took Freddie off the field when nothing else could. But nothing could extinguish his irrepressible spirit or keep him away from the game. Although his struggle with cancer would be short-lived, Freddie's fight would inspire the nation as well as thousands of cancer victims, earning him a special citation from President Richard Nixon. Today, a photo of Freddie hangs in the tunnel at Darrell K.
Today, a picture of Freddie hangs in the Longhorn stadium, where players touch it on their way into every game.
With this moving story, reminiscent of the cult favorite "Rudy "and "Brian's Song," Jim Dent once again brings readers to cheers and tears with a truly American tale of resolution and bravery in the face of the worst odds. Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it. Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
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