"When I first met Ed Dick I was in high school and to have a man speak as positive about blacks and giving opportunities to blacks kind of caught me off guard.
"The second thing I thought was, 'Is this man for real?' I grew up a skeptic, but he proved himself. He fought the battle of racism, did it with deeds and angered a whole bunch of white folks."
-- Ray Bellamy speaking about the man who helped get him a football scholarship to the University of Miami in the 1960s and break the color barrier there.
(In Alan Dell's column in Wednesday's Sports section; link with story.)