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Wolfhound45
12-25-2008, 01:18 PM
Just finished watching "Fighting Back" on ESPN Classic. Cheesy movie (as you all know) but still absolutely cool (hey, it is about the Steelers). Anyway, I have been doing some research about Rocky and found out that 20 was not his original number. In his rookie season he wore the same number he wore at Notre Dame. Do you know what it was? By the time he returned from Vietnam another player had taken his number. Because his rookie season number was no longer available he switched to 20. Do you know who that player was?

Also, I was amazed to see the number of Steelers who guest starred in the movie. Pretty cool, showing their support for Rocky.

Fighting Back (1980) (TV)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080733/

Anthony Anderson
Fred Anderson
Larry Anderson
Matt Bahr
John Banaszak
Theo Bell
Darrell Brown
Larry Brown
Robin Cole
Steve Courson
Bennie Cunningham
Russell Davis
Sam Davis
Gary Dunn
Tom Dornbrook
Willie Fry Jr.
Steve Furness
Derrick Glasper
Tommy Graves
Joe Greene
Greg Hawthorne
Ron Johnson
Robert Milie
Rick Moser
Gerry Mullins
Ray Pinney
Jim Smith
John Stallworth
Cliff Stoudt
Calvin Sweeney
J.T. Thomas
Sidney Thornton
Dwight White
Dennis Winston
Dwayne Woodruff

sinistermotives
12-25-2008, 05:46 PM
Preston Pearson had #26 by the time Rocky was back in play.

:-D

Wolfhound45
12-25-2008, 07:11 PM
Preston Pearson had #26 by the time Rocky was back in play.

:-D

Nicely done. :P

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