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Originally Published: August 17, 2009
By Kurt Snibbe and Thomas Neumann | Page 2

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Joey ChestnutKurt Snibbe / ESPN.com

Joey Chestnut is the latest in a long line of significant sports figures to represent San Jose State. One might scoff at comparing Chestnut to the likes of fellow alums such as Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Bill Walsh and Dick Vermeil. But could those guys wrest the coveted mustard yellow belt away from Japan's Takeru Kobayashi at the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, defend the title a year later and ultimately claim a three-peat by scarfing a gluttonous total of 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes last month? U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!


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