Sunday, July 6, 2014

1964 Bills Defensive Back Profiles

No. 24
Western Illinois
"Booker is second only to the Bills' Elbert Dubenion when it comes to speed. A quick, tough man, he has all the makings of becoming one of pro ball's top defensive backs.
He was signed as a free agent after being overlooked in the draft. A real find, Booker's career had been followed by the Bills' scouts during his playing days at Western Illinois."

-1964 Topps No. 28

No. 23
"Gene was a standout player during his college career and is a welcome addition to the Buffalo squad for 1964. A talented pass receiver, Gene is also a speedy runner.
An opposing college's coach made this remark about Gene after watching him operate: 'He's certainly one of the finest all-around players I've seen this season.'"

-1964 Topps No. 40

No. 46
"Ray gained his reputation for being a tough and talented defensive safety at the University of Alabama. Since the final two games of the 1962 American Football League season, Ray has been a regular defensive back for the Bills.
The big defensive back has the speed and good reflexes to do a top job for the Bills. In a pinch, Ray could be used as an offensive halfback by Buffalo."

-1964 Topps No. 22

No. 26
Michigan State
"George was named an All-American halfback at Michigan State. The Most Valuable Player on the Spartans' eleven, he was the leading rusher in the Coaches All-America Game.
Nicknamed 'The Golden Greek,' George scored 18 touchdowns in his senior year. He gained 950 yards rushing on 167 carries.
Last year, George intercepted four passes for the Bills."

-1964 Topps No. 36

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