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Dean Smith

Dean Smith

Finis Dean Smith is a former American track and field athlete and stuntman, winner of the gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the 1952 Summer Olympics. Born in Breckenridge, Texas, Smith won the Amateur Athletic Union championships in 100 m in 1952. At the Helsinki Olympics, he was fourth in the 100 m and ran the leadoff leg for American gold medal winning 4 × 100 m relay team. As a sprinter on the Longhorn track team, Smith ran a 100 yard dash in 9.4 seconds; one tenth of a second off the world record at the time. After graduating from University of Texas at Austin where he ran track and was a member of the Silver Spurs, Smith played professional football for the Los ... more on Wikipedia

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