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R&R Podcast: A Lunchcast With Dick Hunter & Fran Tokar Of The 1957 ACC Title Team

October 1, 2011

In 1957, NC State won its first ACC Title in football, and on my lunch break Friday, I was fortunate enough to be joined by Dick "Spook" Hunter and Fran Tokar, two of the stars of that squad.

Dick DeAngelis, aka Amedeo, also joins us to sit in with his friends to chat about Earle Edwards, the '57 squad and Riddick Stadium.

Fans of State football today may not realize just how important Earle Edwards was to the program. That first title-winning team of '57 proved State could play with the big boys and showed how a team of quick-but-undersized players competing as a cohesive unit could do great things.

It's a great interview, and if for nothing else, listening to Dick DeAngelis sit in with his friends and tell a dirty joke or two always leads to some hilarity.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Wolfpack81 permalink
    October 8, 2011 2:22 pm

    Great stories, thanks for doing this.

    • admin permalink
      October 11, 2011 8:56 am

      You’re quite welcome. It was a real joy meeting those guys and hearing their stories. Those were exciting times to be a Wolfpack football fan, for sure.

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