Tuesday, May 27, 2014

1962 Profile: Tom Rychlec

Tight End
No. 81
American International
"Improvement in blocking assignments will make Tom Rychlec a more valuable Bill in 1962. The Meriden (Connecticut) tight end has the best hands on the club and is second to none as a short-pass receiver. He caught 33 passes for 405 yards and scored twice in 1961. He's the man on the spot on that vital third down pass play, and usually comes up with the vital catch."

-Don Schiffer, 1962 Pro Football Handbook

"Tom caught 33 passes for 405 yards as a tight end last year. One was a 61-yarder for one of his four touchdowns. The ex-Lion caught 45 passes for 590 yards to lead the Bills in 1960.
He's a strong, solid operator who specializes in decoys and fakes. The Bills use him mostly for the short pass at which he is adept.
He is another outstanding example of big good men coming from little colleges. The Lions drafted Tom after his graduation from American International College."

-1962 Fleer No. 15

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