He was a year ahead of me.
It was weird. I had Jeopardy on, but was in my kitchen cooking dinner (i.e. putting water on to boil for my macaroni and cheese). Suddenly I heard Alex Trebek introduce “Tad Carithers from Atlanta.” “I recognize that name!” I thought. I looked closely at the TV screen, but had trouble figuring out if it was the Tad Carithers I knew from high school or not, since I hadn’t seen him in 13 years. After studying one of my high school annuals, and comparing his picture to the guy who was on my TV winning lots of money, I was able to confirm in my head that the Jeopardy champ and the ringer from my high school Scholars’ Bowl team are one and the same. I wonder if he’d lend me some of the his winnings for auto/home repairs. Shyeah, right.