A single football game changed his life

A single football game changed his life

The arbitrary nature of my dad, Ron Kostelnik's NFL career continues to astound us.  In a way, a single football game changed his life. He did not play organized sports at all until high school and caught the University of Cincinnati football program's eye by chance, based on game film sent in for an opposing [...]

Early struggles fueled lifelong drive

Early struggles fueled lifelong drive

My maternal grandfather did not know what to make of my dad when the 6-4 scholarship athlete showed up on his doorstep in 1960. Grandpa Fey's family drew from a long line of sturdy Cincinnati Germans, not one of whom ever stood taller than 5-7. They owned Fey's Supermarket and my grandpa tooled around Cincinnati [...]