RIP Don Shank

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  1. golftango18yankeejuliet

    golftango18yankeejuliet Damn Good Rat

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    My first roommate at Tech. One of the "crazy Yankees" that were recruited in the early '70s. Prayers for his brother, Jeff and the rest of his family.
     
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  2. ramblinwise1

    ramblinwise1 beware the zealot

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    Wow I knew Shanker pretty good. Anyword on cause?
     
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    Don Shank was a tough linebacker who played the game at a high energy level. He had a brother Jeff who played at Tech who was a superb player on special teams. I also remember that after Don’s playing days, he was a bartender at One Eyed Jacks. Cool guy. May he RIP.
     
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    nytech Varsity Lurker

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    Terrible news. After football he came out and played some rugby for a couple of quarters and was turning into a pretty good rugby player. Very physical, and a good guy.