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WINNING HAND: Former NLU/NFL quarterback Humphries delivered victories

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    Editor's note: This is an expanded version of the Stan Humphries Hall of Fame story for The News-Star.
    Stan Humphries won big at every stop, which was no coincidence.

    This was his legacy.

    "In football or whatever, you've got to be able to pick yourself up," said Humphries' college coach Pat Collins. "But he never wanted to be knocked down."
    His gritty style and competitive fire took root with each of his teams.

    In college at the former Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM), Humphries was quarterback on a squad that won the I-AA National Championship in 1987.

    Humphries advanced to the NFL and eventually landed with the San Diego Chargers. He led that franchise to the AFC championship and its only Super Bowl in 1995. The Chargers would win 62 percent of the games he started over six years.

    "The one thing I tried to do was compete, compete, compete," Humphries said. "It didn't matter how pretty it looked. It wasn't flashy. You just do what it takes for your team to win."

    For all those accomplishments in a distinguished career, Humphries is part of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction class of 2007.

    Humphries took his blue-collar approach from his parents, he said. Sports were part of his family's life.
     

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