Chris Farasopoulos

Chris Farasopoulos

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Chris Farasopoulos (born July 20, 1949 in Piraeus, Greece) is an American Football player, Brigham Young alumnus and Business Executive. After being titled "The Galloping Greek" by the Daily Breeze newspaper while playing for North Torrance High School, Farasopoulos turned down a professional baseball contract with the Baltimore Orioles, choosing instead to accept a full and guaranteed football scholarship from Brigham Young University. In kind with the social and ethnic tensions of the late 1960s there was some controversy regarding Farasopoulos' decision to refuse the contract offer when it became known that he had also been asked to abbreviate his typically long Greek last name. He is remembered for having said, "It is what it is."show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134953504
  • 9786134953504