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Zbikowski's a gridiron great with Olympic dreams

Blue Chip Diaries

Originally Published: August 29, 2002
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- The envelope sitting on the front seat of his car, Northwestern football coach Randy Walker said, was worth $150,000. But the Zbikowski family didn't quite understand what he meant.

Skepticism reigned. Ed Zbikowski, who grew up on Chicago's West Side with a cast of undesirables, wondered if this was some sort of under-the-table payment. His son, Tom, the talented high school quarterback, thought back to the movie "Blue Chips," in which prep standout Ricky Roe ...

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