Get to know Jim Thorpe
Is the ninth of 12 children. Grew up next to eighth fairway at Roxboro (N.C.) CC, where father, Elbert Sr., was the superintendent.
One of his brothers, Chuck, played for a period on the PGA TOUR and in several events on the Champions Tour in 1998, while another brother, Bill, went through the National Qualifying Tournament several times.
Earned a football scholarship to Morgan State as a running back.