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Football / New York Giants / Koontz #2026

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1968
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(Studio) Cincinnati Bengals play San Diego Chargers in AFL football. NFL starts next week
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) 1 new face may be Joe Koontz, 22, who wants to catch passes for New York Giants.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Narrates

(No location given) Fairfield University is training camp for Giants 2 mos. of ea. year Koontz married and has son. Shown in practice. He fears Jimmy Ryan, "the Turk", who is clubhouse boy. [RYAN - explains his job of telling players they're cut from team.] [KOONTZ - says scared of "The Turk".] Koontz shown eating breakfast and working out. [KOONTZ - tells of his desire to play football. A lot of pressure on rookie.] [COACH - tells Koontz how to improve.] [KOONTZ - says have cookout on Weds. night.] Cookout shown. Giants make final cut Monday
REPORTER: Don Goddard

Goddard, Don;
Reynolds, Frank

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