Lucky Letterman Sweater

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An amazing piece of football history dropped into my hands this weekend. My girls wanted to go thrift shopping (because their favorite YouTubers do this..), so we stopped at Goodwill on Saturday. Lo and behold, I find this beautiful Arizona letterman sweater with the name “O’Dowd” stitched into the inside. Long story short, I think we figured out it might belong to Jack O’Dowd, a 1932 UA lineman whose grandson, Kristofer, was one of Salpointe Catholic’s and USC’s best football players. Kris and his grandfather both played center on the offensive line and I was so excited to let him know I found it. I delivered it to his mom this morning. As a passionate UA football fan, today was one of the best days of my life!

5 thoughts on “Lucky Letterman Sweater

  1. Oh my gosh, that brought tears to my eyes. What an amazing story. How wonderful of you to reconnect such an important piece of family history. Kudos, Tara!
    I also love that your girls are into thrift shopping. I think you may have hooked you now as well!!

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  2. So cool! Yeah for you taking the time for that little act of kindness! Brad has his grandfather’s letterman sweater from when he played at UofA with Button Salmon! Love your blog! XO Steph

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