In 1964, at the tender age of 18, Terry Daniels had a lot of choices to make. After being honored with one of the highest awards for high school scholastics in the state, he had several colleges recruiting him to play on their football and baseball teams.
Thinking long and hard, Terry decided to attend Southern Methodist University (SMU), a prestigious college located in Dallas, Texas. He chose SMU, the largest Methodist College in the nation, because it met his top three criteria. He could: 1) Explore classes in Engineering and Theology, 2) Play football for a team in the Southwest Conference, 3) Live in a warmer climate.
Life was good.
But as he climbed aboard his motorcycle heading to Dallas to begin his freshman year, could he have even imagined that by his senior year of college he’d be fighting Joe Frazier for the Heavyweight Championship of the World?