Updated: Dec 17, 2018
When Sam was a boy and wanted to play football his mother thought that was a bad idea. He was slight of frame and she thought he would get hurt. Football was very unrefined at the time and young men were getting seriously injured. In 1906 there were 16 deaths that occurred in college football games. Sam as undeterred. He started a program of working out that he carried on for the rest of his life.