Sunday, July 6, 2014

1964 Profile: Tom Sestak

Defensive Tackle
No. 70
McNeese State
"Touted by coach Lou Saban as 'the finest defensive tackle in pro football,' Tom Sestak is the strong man of the Bills' defensive unit. At 6-4 and 270, he's one of the biggest players at his position in pro football. Fast and tough, he's a fierce pass rusher and is strong enough to pile up opposing runners.
Out of McNeese State, he was a small-college star before joining the Bills in 1962 and producing one of the most amazing rookie seasons in pro football history."

-Dave Anderson, Pro Football Handbook 1964

"Drafted as a tight end in '62, Tom Sestak walked into Bills' camp and soon proved that nobody on the premises played better at defensive tackle.
Last year he demonstrated that nobody in the league was in his class for fury and meanness, and he was an All-AFL choice after a season in which every opponent constantly praised his strong position tactics, excellence of play reading and admirable power at holding his own when stacked up against two blockers. One of the few around who can harness a rusher without requiring assistance, he makes more unassisted tackles than any front line defender.
Born in Gonzales, Texas, he was a second-team All-AFL tackle as a '62 rookie."

-Don Schiffer, Pro Football 1964

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