West Point more than football to lieutenant Maples
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West Point more than football to lieutenant Maples

AFAN: Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter on former Black Knights running back Raymond Maples

Photo: Raymond Maples was a two-time 1,000-yard rusher for the Black Knights.

Army West Point two-time 1,000-yard rusher Raymond Maples – now identified as Second Lieutenant Maples — watched his first Army-Navy Game as an alumnus last weekend.

“It hurts a lot,” said Maples of Army’s 21-17 near-upset of No. 21-ranked Navy Saturday in Philadelphia. “I know that feeling in the locker room after the Army-Navy Game." ...

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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, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, 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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