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A Tribute To Bob Carroll, a Superb NFL Historian

By Damali Binta Yael On September - 27 - 2009
I heard his voice one time over the cellphone. He was busy, but he was willing to talk to me. I joined the Professional Football Researchers Association (PFRA) and I wanted sample copies of the newsletters. The day I called the PFRA editor, Bob Carroll,  his secretary was not in the office. He was an expert in the history of the National Football League (NFL).

A few days later I received the newsletters.

I only knew Bob Carroll through the Internet and email communications. However when I visited Canton, Ohio I told Jerry Csaki, the HOF education director, how Bob helped me write my first historical article, entitled,  “A Gleam of Dawn.”

The experience of writing an article for The Coffin Corner was a treasured one. When I saw the beautiful, original artwork in the publication, I knew that I was positioned near a great man as I struggled to get my article up to his standards.

I so clearly remember writing about six versions of my article. I still have each and every email from Bob Carroll. I was astonished today after reading my old mail. I noticed that Bob Carroll passed away in his sleep on August 25, 2009.

I was so busy starting m...

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