Mary Bryant, a long time resident of West Coconut Grove, remembers a young boy named Frank Gore walking to his youth football games at the nearby Armbrister Park.
Bryant lived right next door to the two-story apartment that Gore shared with his nine other family members.
“I remember him as a little boy going to the games,” Bryant said. “As the years went on, he was very good and his mom would take him to practice and his siblings would go watch them play. I remember his mom taking the bus, public transportation because they didn’t have any transportation at the time, to go watch him play.