>> ANOTHER STORY I HAVE WRITTEN.

MATT: JIM MCFARLAND KNOWS A GOODSHORT STORY STARTS AT ACROSSROAD.

HIS CAME IN 1967 PLAYING ONNEBRASKA’S PRACTICE SQUAD.

YOU KNOW, I’VE BEEN WATCHING YOUIN PRACTICE, JIM, AND YOU’REGOING TO PLAY A LOT OF BALL FORUS NEXT YEAR.
YOU JUST KEEP IT UP, KEEP UP THEGOOD WORK, AND WE WALKED ON.

I THOUGHT, HOLY COFIRST, HE KNEW MY NAME ACTUALLY.

SO AFTER THAT DAY, I THOUGHTWILD HORSES COULDN’T MAKE MEQUITMATT: MCFARLAND WOULD FULFILLCOACH BOB DAVENEY’S PROPHECYDURING THE NEXT TWO SEASONS.

WALK-ON TIGHT END FROM NORTHPLATTE WENT ON.

TO EARN SECONDTEAM ALL-AMERICAN HONORS IN1969. >> ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CATCHONE TOUCHDOWN PASS IN FRONT OF75,000 FANS IN MEMORIAL STADIUMAND YOU GO FROM BECOMING AVIRTUAL UNKNOWN PERSON TO ACELEBRITY IN THE ENTIRE STATE. MATT: AFTER SIX NFL SEASONS,MCFARLAND’S NAME RE-EMERGED INNEBRASKA POLITICS, FIRST IN THESTATE LEGISLATURE, THEN IN A RUNFOR GOVERNOR IN 1998. IN A QUEST TO CONTINUE TO LEARN,THE 71-YEAR-OLD MCFARLAND HASRETURNED TO SCHOOL AS PART OFTHE NFL’S PLAYERS ASSOCIATIONTRUST FUND FOUNDATION. HE’S CURRENTLY A MASTER’S– CURRENTLY PURSUING A MASTER’SAT CREIGHTON STUDYING CREATIVEWRITING.

GROWING UP IN AWORKING CLASS FAMILY A RAILROADFAMILY. MATT: IN A LIFE HIGHLIGHTED BYPIGSKIN AND POLITICS, JIMMCFARLAND’S NEXT.

CHAPTER MIGHTJUST BE THAT OF A PUBLISHEDAUTHOR. IN OMAHA, MATT LOTHROP, KETVNEWSWATCH 7 SPOR.

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