Most of you have seen one – Terry Gardner looking skyward as he crosses the goal line against Xavier. Chris Spencer was a young man, in the right place at the right time. The series of photos he took from the same location in the stands are beautiful. The entire Marshall sideline with knees bent, ready to either leap up or just having landed. Russell Lee clearly identifiable in the crowd scene at midfield.
Some of you may have seen another one. It is a composite photo we used in the football program for the final home game that year. The photo was part of a feature on Nate Ruffin. Our team photographer, Don, was an artist. The shot showed Nate at the top of the photo, in the clouds, looking down over the field.
The third is the team photo from 1970. I’ve often thought about how many different people, in many different cities and towns have looked at the same photo and saw a brother, son, father, uncle, friend, husband, grandfather. I am sure for some of today's teams the idea of a team photo is sort of old school, not much fun and takes quite a while to set up. I’m not sure who took that picture, maybe Joe Barta. It was worth it. Well worth it.