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AFAN: Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter on Aaron Kemper

Photo: Aaron Kemper takes a handoff.

A day before Army West Point’s Aaron Kemper took the field for the Black Knights’ second fall camp scrimmage on Saturday, he explained the conundrum high school backs face in the transition to college.

You can’t carry the ball unless you’re on the field. And if you can’t demonstrate you can block, you can’t get on the field. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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