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General Information

Name:  Rick Telander  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1948 in Peoria, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Rick Telander is a native of Peoria, Illinois and attended Northwestern University on a football scholarship. He played for coach Alex Agase as a cornerback (and punter junior year),making All-Big Ten his senior season and two-time All-Big Ten Academic. His teammates included Mike Adamle, who is also now a member of the Chicago media.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rick Telander is a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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