QB McCartney carries father's promise, Samoan tradition
Second in a three-part series on the impact of Polynesian players on American football.
At the time it was a scandal.
Controversies fade. Legacies don't.
Seventeen years later, a part of Sal lives in a tall, bright junior quarterback at Boulder (Colo.) Fairview High School. TC McCartney might not know it, but he is part of the Polynesian revolution.
This week's series on Polynesians' influence on college football focuses on how a small sub-population in the South Pacific produces some of the best, most-reliable, high-character players in the United States' most popular game.
But it is the second generation that will have to advance the story. There are only 60,000 residents in American Samoa, a hotbed of college football talent. Players of Polynesian blood born and/or raised in the U.S. are the next generation.
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