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“No one is an idol to his valet.” Historian/writer Thomas Carlyle so contended two centuries ago.

In one case dating back 60+ years, Carlyle would have been “dead wrong” about a couple of Brownwood High School athletes. Lawrence Elkins—the “idol”—re-wrote dozens of records in four sports, dazzled at Baylor in football and might have re-written National Football League stats if injuries hadn’t “done him in.”

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