Remembering Joe Delaney

June, 30, 2008
6/30/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

There is a must-read story in Sunday's Kansas City Star about the 25th anniversary of the drowning death of the 24-year-old Chiefs star running back Joe Delaney.

Delaney died trying to save three boys in a Louisiana pond on June 29, 1983. Only one of the children lived. The story documents the lives of the one survivor, and Delaney's own three children. It is a truly powerful read.

I remember as a teen reading about Delaney and his mind-boggling selfless act. His name always evokes stirring memories and reading this weekend story is yet another reminder of a remarkable tale and what a extraordinary person Delaney was.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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