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01-14-2008, 09:08 AM
Has Gonzaga ever produced any two sport stars, ala Duquesne's Dick Groat?Hoops & baseball, or something in that line? Just curious?

Angelo Roncalli
01-14-2008, 09:41 AM
We had a guy who could have been a 3 sport star...and he was a walk-on.

Tom Gorman was a walk-on pitcher on GU's greatest baseball teams (he earned a schollie for his Jr. & Sr. years) in the late '70's. Gorfax had been all-state in high school at Woodburn, OR in football (QB), basketball (SF) and baseball (P). Gore eventually made it to the majors and had 6-0 season for the Mets out of the bullpen in 1984.

He was 6-4, and would have played the three on the basketball team. Fitz told me that Gorman would have been a sixth man or a starter on the baseball team.

In the fall of '77 when he was sophomore, GU sent an intramural all-star team over Seattle to play SU's all-star team. During the first GU possession, Gorman threw a TD pass that covered at least 65 yards in the air. The GU end was all alone because the SU defender had stopped covering the wide receiver downfield because he assumed no one could throw it that far.

Gorman is one of the funniest human beings I've ever known. There are some great Gorman stories in Keith Hernandez's book. If you ever see it in used book store, buy it.

Angelo Roncalli
01-14-2008, 09:43 AM
Another two sport standout is Colin Floyd, who was a walk-on guard on the basketball team and a member of the golf team. I believe Colin is now an assistant pro at Manito, and has competed in some long-drive competitions.


01-14-2008, 10:30 AM
Jerry Rodgers. Basketball and baseball.

01-14-2008, 12:28 PM
Lots of multi sports stars here: