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Philadelphia Eagles

Catching up with ... former Johns Hopkins wide receiver Bill Stromberg

Catching up with ... former Johns Hopkins wide receiver Bill Stromberg

The photo is tucked away in a box at home, a frayed reminder of Bill Stromberg's life before he became a suit and the CEO of investment giant T. Rowe Price. It's a picture of Stromberg, then a wide receiver for Johns Hopkins, catching a pass with a defender on his back. The reception, the 254th of his college career, set an NCAA Division III mark and put Stromberg in the record book.

That was in 1981, before he went from jock to stocks. Thirty-five years later, he still recalls that catch in his final game, at Homewood Field, against archrival Western Maryland (now McDaniel).

"I ran a 20-yard out pattern and caught it on the sideline with a defensive back hanging onto...

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