Live OAK, Fla. — The soccer link among Suwannee Significant University and Florida Point out University has been going solid for a number of a long time.
Dale McCullers is 1 of the a lot of SHS graduates that performed for the Seminoles. He was an All-American linebacker at FSU, where by he set the university document with 29 tackles in a one sport, and then performed skillfully for the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins.
You can now add creator to McCullers’ amazing resume. McCullers, together with FSU teammate John Crowe, have produced their e book titled “FSU’s Sons of the Sixties: A circumstance for the Protection.” It’s a glance again at some of the fantastic defensive stars of the era. There are 12 individual tales — each and every 1 is a chapter long — about FSU Hall of Fame players.
There is also an entire chapter dedicated to the moms and dads of “the sons of the sixties.”
“This is type of a nostalgic glance again,” McCullers mentioned. “John Crowe and I bought alongside one another last 12 months and came up with the strategy. The theme is defensive soccer.
“The explanation we call it sons of the 60’s is to understand those people moms and dads that endured The Terrific Despair and Planet War II and gave us opportunities — like an instruction — which they by no means experienced. They taught us integrity, mental toughness and a solid operate ethic.”
Legendary coach Bobby Bowden wrote the introduction for the e book. Lee Corso, well-acknowledged for his tv function on College or university GameDay, is the initially of 12 players featured.
The chapter published about McCullers, which is titled “a quiet leader and the assassin,” was published by Crowe. It’s a fantastic glance at what produced McCullers an outstanding player on the soccer industry. It’s also a glimpse into his childhood and then everyday living after experienced soccer where by McCullers worked as an NCIS agent.
All proceeds from the e book will go towards the Johnnie Stephens Scholarship Fund. Stephens, who performed soccer at Florida Point out together with McCullers, was killed in motion in Vietnam in 1969.
“Johnnie Stephens was a center and long snapper. We known as him ‘ironman’ simply because he performed for a few seasons and by no means missed a snap,” McCullers mentioned. “Johnnie Stephens was a real American hero.”