No. 83: Duke Slater

There are people in sports history who make sense … and those who do not. Duke Slater is one of those people who does not make sense. He feels fictional, legendary, like something out of a storybook. He played most of his football without a helmet because, as the story goes, shoes cost $6 and a helmet cost $4, and he could only afford one of them. He chose shoes.

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