Rob Lytle son comes through at Hall of Fame
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Rob Lytle son comes through at Hall of Fame

Kelly Lytle was surrounded by stars representing his father

Photo: Michigan running back Rob Lytle.

NEW YORK – Kelly Lytle took his seat on a dais at the elegant Waldorf Astoria’s Hotel’s Empire Room for a Tuesday morning press conference, preceding the evening College Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies.

He found himself alongside 14 other players and two coaches in the Class of 2015. His task was to represent his father, Rob Lytle, Michigan’s All-American running back from the mid-1970s who died in 2010, from a heart attack at age 56. ... 

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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.

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