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October 22, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
They named him John Shaft Covington. John Shaft, after the tough guy played by Richard Roundtree in the movies and praised in song by Isaac Hayes. "Who is the man "Who would risk his neck "For his brother man? "Shaft! "John Shaft!" Only he doesn't use his whole name, now that he's starting at strong safety for the Notre Dame football team. He's plain old John Covington, a 6-foot-1, 211-pound senior from Winter Haven, Fla. John's got a lot on his mind.
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October 22, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
They named him John Shaft Covington. John Shaft, after the tough guy played by Richard Roundtree in the movies and praised in song by Isaac Hayes. "Who is the man "Who would risk his neck "For his brother man? "Shaft! "John Shaft!" Only he doesn't use his whole name, now that he's starting at strong safety for the Notre Dame football team. He's plain old John Covington, a 6-foot-1, 211-pound senior from Winter Haven, Fla. John's got a lot on his mind.
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