Saturday, August 12, 2006

"Nobody Could Catch Him"

The A.D.P. fraternity football team. Anuj is standing at the top, right hand corner. Fall 1995.
While baseball was his favorite, Anuj enjoyed a wide variety of sports. Football was another game in which he let his natural athletic talent show. He played intra-mural flag football for his fraternity A.D.P. when he was in college. His usual position was wide-receiver. Once a matchup started, Anuj's usual laid-back demeanor could not hide his unrelenting competitive spirit. According to his teammates, Anuj was one of those athletes who was consistently sportsmanlike and gracious towards his competitors but also utterly focused on leading his team to victory. While on the A.D.P. team, he regularly found a way to win, enabling his team to finish with one of the best records in the league two years in a row. One of his football partners said: "the standard play was throw the ball up and let Anuj run under it. Nobody could catch him."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

These pictures of dear Anuj are priceless. It's these tangible memories that allow us to hang on to something, anything...It's clear that dear Anuj lived every moment to the fullest whether he was with family, friends, studying, playing, or just being. I'm sure that wherever dear Anuj is, he's keeping busy among the stars.
-Ruby

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anuj sounds like the consummate sportsman--competitive, but always gracious. Everyone could learn a lot from how he lived his life on and off the field. I'm learning everyday. Thanks for keeping the world posted about all that he was. I'm so sorry for your loss.

8:47 PM  

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