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Others include Billy Hessler, Charlie May, Ed Scanlon, Joe Kammerer, Tony Shannon, Mo Walker, Jim Schwab and Doug Barnes - all athletes who wore Carroll’s green and gold with distinction and dignity. They did their school and themselves proud while striking a figurative blow for true equality and democracy.

“When I came here, I didn’t know anybody, I wasn’t white and I wasn’t Catholic,” Leftwich said, “But I never felt that I didn’t belong or that I was just a jock. This school put its arms around me.”