Having a Locker beside Pat Riley and Milt Morin

As a high school and college athlete, I was fortunate to have a locker beside Pat Riley at Linton and Milt Morin at the University of Massachusetts.  We all know the fabulous career Riley has had as a college and pro basketball player, and a pro coach, team president, and general manager.  Morin starred in football at UMass and  was the number 1 draft pick of the Cleveland Browns.  Morin played for Cleveland for ten seasons (1966-1975) and was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1968 and 1971.  After Milt became a member of the Browns, team owner Art Modell called him into his office and asked him how much money he would have earned yearly if he had become a school teacher, since he was an education major at UMass.  Milt told Modell it would have been $6,000, and Modell told him that he would pay him $6,000 a year as a tight end.  Milt Morin was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame on May 11, 2010.  He died of a heart attack at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northhampton, Massachusetts on July 9, 2010.

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