"Pro ball brings out the utmost in a player. Take Mike Stratton, who reported as a rookie offensive end in '62, as an example. Drafted as a 210-pounder, he weighed 237 in training camp and exhibited such excellent lateral movements that he was quickly made into a linebacker. Extremely fast, he sometimes outruns his own linemen into the enemy backfield. He must learn to play his position instead of the ball before qualifying among the league's super-stars.
Mike was born in Yonore, Tennessee."
-Don Schiffer, Pro Football 1963