Former Gentry star Still works in health care

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Courtesy Photo Rick Still rolls out to pass during a junior high game in 1988. As a high school senior, Still was named the All-Arkansas first-team quarterback by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Courtesy Photo Rick Still rolls out to pass during a junior high game in 1988. As a high school senior, Still was named the All-Arkansas first-team quarterback by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Dick Johnson witnessed dozens of amazing athletes in 25 years as a football coach and administrator. Former Fayetteville Bulldogs Ronnie Brewer Jr., Blake Parker, Wallace Spearmon and Ben Tschepikow are just a few. But it was during his brief stint at Gentry when he coached what he calls the best of the bunch — Rick Still. "He is truly one of the most gifted athletes I ever coached," Johnson said. "He was such a pure athlete." Johnson recalls Still "bowling a 200" the first time he picked up a bowling ball and how he was "a great golfer right off the bat." At 6-foot, 200 pounds, Still shined in three sports for the Pioneers and was a three-year starter as a left-handed quarterback under Johnson.


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