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puny adj
1 inferior in strength or significance; "a puny physique"; "puny excuses"
2 (used especially of persons) of inferior size [syn: runty, shrimpy] [also: puniest, punier]

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  1. Of inferior size, strength or significance.



Extensive Definition

T. F. “Puny” Wilson was a well-known American football player and coach. He was an All American running back at Texas A&M University in the early 1920s under coach Dana X. Bible. Wilson graduated from Texas A&M in 1924 and was later inducted into school's hall of fame.
In 1938, Wilson became head football coach at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He compiled a 50–49–6 overall record in 11 seasons. He also briefly coached later news anchor Dan Rather.


Further reading

  • Tales from Aggieland: Home of the Twelfth Man

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