- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
It was the first practice of the season, and Nicholas Abramson's youth football coach went up and down the line asking his players who their favorite athletes were. Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and all the usual suspects were rattled off.
Then his coach reached his young quarterback, no more than 8 years old. His answer befuddled his coach, shocked he even knew a player from a half-century ago.