Posts tagged NCAA
Film recalls Vista star Aunese

The most talented San Diego County high school football player I’ve ever seen play? Lincoln High’s Marcus Allen.

The second best?

Sal Aunese. The Vista High quarterback/safety/kick returner led the Panthers to the 1986 San Diego Section championship and a mythical state title. Aunese – so fast that he ran on the Panthers 4x100 relay team - ran the option with a confident, linebacker-mentality aplomb. He punished receivers who dared venture over the middle. And he was such a skilled punt returner teams did their best to kick away from him.

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7 Sports Exclusive! Sal Aunese Story Going Hollywood?

There are still a few details to be worked out, so nothing is official yet, but 7 Sports has learned that Livin Large Productions out of New York is working with C.U. on a feature film called "Sal".It's the story about former Buffs quarterback Sal Aunese.Sal died of stomach cancer during his senior year in 1989. The team used his memory as motivation to eventually win the national championship. It was one of the most heartwarming college football stories ever.

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