publication date: Monday, December 23, 2019 (part of Winter 2020)

category: Sports

clue: It's hard to play football without your left leg, but he led his team to victory nonetheless, and helped America take on a deadly disease.

explanation: Steinmark played on the 1969 Texas Longhorns team, losing his left leg to bone cancer as the team won the national championship. He inspired Congress to pass the National Cancer Act of 1971, one of the most significant national efforts to combat the disease. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Erik Bates


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