Terry Todd, director of the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center, was recently interviewed by NPR’s Texas Standard podcast about his friendship with wrestling icon André the Giant (André René Roussimof). Todd first met André at a wrestling match in Georgia in the 1970s.
Todd also serves as a source for the HBO documentary about Andre the Giant. In 1981, Todd wrote an article for Sports Illustrated about André, To The Giant Among Us. To hear more about how Todd met André, listen to this Texas Standard podcast below, or read more at the Texas Standard.