Beamon played football and ran track at Baker HS in Tallahassie, he was the Florida big schools 100m champ three times, never losing to anothr HS kid. Gained over 4500 yards as a HS running back, cat was the total package, big and fast.
Not sure what happened to him once he got to Troy State in Alabama (didn't have the grades for he big schools) He never improved on that HS 10.36 and on the football field it just wasn't there anymore. He ended up getting benched.
Some talk about drug abuse, but....???
Sad story actually.
Not his accomplishment.
But you think we believe you knew that?