Jim Weber used to worked at CSTV (now CBS College Sports Network) and ESPN Magazine. "I spent a lot of my job looking through media guides and I always noticed in the back of them was this list of all-time letterwinners and I thought, this is kind of valuable information that people are just ignoring," he said. "And I thought, people always want to know where are they now and stuff about people's college careers.
"So I thought, what if I turn this into a database? Kind of a Wiki-type site where people can just add what they know about players and where are they now and that kind of thing. So the last couple of months I've been building out the database."
Thus was born the insanely great Lost Lettermen, a Wikipedia-like database of 150,000 former college letterwinners. Readers can sign up for an account and contribute, helping to track down the whereabouts of yesterday's heroes, big and small.
One of the most ambitious projects to date involved tracking down the whereabouts of all the living Heisman winners and what became of the winners who are deceased.
Weber also has several former football players blogging for the site, including Charlie Ward, Simeon Rice, Ki-Jana Carter and Tee Martin.
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