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During the late twenties, one of the outstanding
Gallaudet athletes was Lou Dyer (football,
basketball and baseball). While he was short
of height he was superior athletically to his
fellow teammates and of hearing opponents.

During his athletic peak, Gallaudet ruled
him ineligible – because he played semi pro
baseball for money during the sumer months.

He left Gallaudet and played semipro baseball
and basketball, and became a mentor to
many young deaf men, some of them future
Gallaudet athletes.