Baytown, Texas, Drew's Home

June 1, 2005

Andrew Logue of the Des Moines Register spent some time in Texas to provide another level of detail to the story of Iowa quarterback Drew Tate.

“A narrow stretch of highway known as Spur 55 became Drew Tate’s shortcut to tranquility,” Logue writes in his opening paragraph.

“When Tate needed to escape from labels and limits placed on his since grade school, he headed east toward the creeks and gullies that flowed into Galveston Bay.

“Sometimes, the future Iowa quarterback would use his 1993 Jeep Wrangler to chew through the muddy banks of a bayou. Other times, he settled peacefully under a bridge, relaxing and reflecting with friends.

” `When everybody wanted to be together,” Tate said. “this is where they would come.'”

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