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Catching Up With ... former Navy, NFL player Phil McConkey

Catching Up With ... former Navy, NFL player Phil McConkey

Never mind his age (58), gray hair and the four decades that have passed since he played at Navy — and, later, in the NFL. In his mind, Phil McConkey will always be "that skinny little kid from Buffalo" driven to prove himself to the world.

"The competitiveness never goes away," said McConkey, still 5 feet 10 and 160 pounds. "I grew up with an enormous chip on my shoulder because, at every level, I was told I was too small to play football. I had something to prove so, on every play, I went full throttle."

At Navy, he starred as a wide receiver and kick returner, setting school records and leading the Midshipmen to victory in the 1978...

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