HOW DID JOJO LOSE HIS HAIR?
Former Vol, Steeler Punter Colquitt Writes/Illustrates Children’s Book
Grandkids say the darndest things. And Craig Colquitt, who, like some other male babyboomers, sports a “follicle-challenged” head, is glad they do. After one of his nine grandchildren quizzed him about his appearance, he pondered the question and has responded in a most delightful way — with a children’s book he wrote and illustrated. The former University of Tennessee and Pittsburgh Steelers punter shares the comment that gave him his inspiration.
“Nash, who was 4 at the time, was playing with Legos, and I was walking across the room to get a cup of coffee. Out of the blue, he said, ‘JoJo, what happened to your hair?’ It’s not wonderful losing my hair, but a light went off in my head,” said Colquitt, who has called Lebanon his home for the past four years.
“I thought, ‘What can I do with this? Where can I take it?’ I said something to my son, Britton, and he thought I was offended, and he said, ‘Dad, he’s just a kid.’ Of course, I was, a little bit. But I said, ‘Naw, I can do something with this.’”
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