Saturday, June 14, 2014

1963 Profile: Tom Sestak

Defensive Tackle
No. 70
McNeese State
"Bills' coaches are raving about Tom Sestak, the Gonzalez (Texas) gladiator who proved that a rookie could win a starting job at defensive tackle. His desire was so intense that he was the most coachable among first-year prospects at the '62 camp. Tom came along so quickly during the season that he gained honors on the All-AFL second team.
He was a low 17th in the draft and was scarcely considered a prime prospect."

-Don Schiffer, Pro Football 1963

"Tom was one of the most impressive additions to the AFL last year and won a starting job on the East team in the postseason All-Star Game.
During the season, he deflected eight passes before they ever reached the line of scrimmage. He also grabbed one and rambled eight yards for a touchdown against Houston. Once against Boston, he put a tremendous rush on the passer, then turned and pursued the receiver and caught him 20 yards downfield."

-1963 Fleer No. 33

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