EMERSON BOOZER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/08/2008 - HFSID 346296
Sale Price $252.00
The New York Jets running back pens this letter regarding the biggest obstacle he overcame during his professional career
Autograph Letter signed: "Emerson Boozer/ 32" in black ink, 1p, 8½x11. No place, 2008 February 8. To "Dear Dennis". In full: "In reply to your correspondence of February 2, 08 whereby you asked that I provide you with my greatest obstacle to overcome in my pro career. The 1968 season I found myself having to rebound from a severe knee injury sustained in late 1967./ My right knee was hit while I was on a pass route in which the ball was thrown to me- Just as the ball arrived I was up on one leg- the leg that was on the ground was hit from the side tearing both anterior and post-terior [sic] cruciate ligaments and lateral ligaments, along with both meniscusis [sic]. I [sic] those days there were no physical therapist [sic] to assist in the rehab process. My doctor did an excellent job repairing the keen [sic]. He provided me with a set of exercises to begin my journey of recovery - With hard word and a brief stint in the Army in the spring of 1968 I was able to get back on the football field for the start of the 1968 season. This was not an easy TASK!". Emerson Boozer (b. 1943) was a New York Jets running back from 1966-1975. In 1966, when he was only a rookie, he was named to his first Pro Bowl. As the starting running back in 1967, he rushed for 10 touchdowns through the first eight games, only to suffer a season-ending knee injury. Despite only playing half the season, he held the AFL record for rushing touchdowns that season. Following his injury, Boozer went on to have a solid career with the Jets, becoming a strong blocker and pass catcher as well as a runner. He was part of the Jets team that defeated the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Boozer was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010. Two vertical folds and one horizontal fold; one of the vertical folds runs through the “n” in “Emerson”. Ink lightly smudged near upper right-hand corner, not affecting written text. Corners gently worn and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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