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R.I.P. Carlton Waskey, FB Letterwinner 1959-1961 (Link)

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    R.I.P. Carlton Waskey, FB Letterwinner 1959-1961 (Link)

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    There is an error in the write-up.... Dick Bestwick was not at GT during Coach Dodd's tenure as HFC. Dick was at NATS 1967-1975.

    "Waskey had been recommended to the ACC by former Virginia football coach Dick Bestwick, who had been on the Georgia Tech staff when Waskey played for legendary Yellow Jackets coach Bobby Dodd."
    "I can't believe I'm actually related to this old fool."


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    I dont remember Waskey but agree Dick was not at the flats until later.............I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack View Post
    I dont remember Waskey but agree Dick was not at the flats until later.............I think
    Mr. Waskey had the misfortune of playing behind Maxie Baughan in 1959 & the late Willie McGaughey in 1960 & 1961. It's an unusual name, so I remembered it.

    I used the available on-line 2018 GT FB Guide as a reference for Bestwick's tenure, years lettered, who started, etc.
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    Carlton was a great guy. He was highly respected in Roanoke. His many friends planned a surprise celebration for his work in Roanoke and invited Bill Lewis and the GT Athletic director at the time to the event. At the event, a check was presented to GT to endow a football grant-in-aid in his honor. Many of his team mates were at this celebration including this one. We had a great time. I will never forget him

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYJacket View Post
    Carlton was a great guy. He was highly respected in Roanoke. His many friends planned a surprise celebration for his work in Roanoke and invited Bill Lewis and the GT Athletic director at the time to the event. At the event, a check was presented to GT to endow a football grant-in-aid in his honor. Many of his team mates were at this celebration including this one. We had a great time. I will never forget him
    I always enjoy and appreciate your "eyewitness accounts" of the golden age of Tech football. Thanks for the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepSnap View Post
    Mr. Waskey had the misfortune of playing behind Maxie Baughan in 1959 & the late Willie McGaughey in 1960 & 1961. It's an unusual name, so I remembered it.

    I used the available on-line 2018 GT FB Guide as a reference for Bestwick's tenure, years lettered, who started, etc.
    Man that is bad luck...both of them were great..still remember watching Maxie ALMOST CUT Charley Britt in half on second half kick off in 59...

 

 

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