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Jack Torrance
Born: June 20, 1912; Died: November 10, 1969
Jack Torrance set three shot put world records, capped by a massive throw of 17.40m/57-1 in Oslo, Norway, a mark that stood for 14 years until 1934. Torrance won three AAU national outdoor titles from 1933-35, the first two while a student at LSU, and he took gold at both the 1933 and 1934 NCAA Championships, setting a meet record both years. Torrance won the Olympic Trials in 1936 and placed fifth at the Berlin Games. He played 15 games for the NFL’s Chicago Bears from 1939-40.
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