Tuesday, August 12, 2014

1965 Profiles: Elbert Dubenion and Bo Roberson

No. 44
"Elbert 'Golden Wheels' Dubenion, the Buffalo flanker, would almost certainly be a superstar if the Bills passed more. He's as swift as anybody going down under the long bomb, and he has perfected his fakes since breaking in as a green rookie from Bluffton six years ago.
Duby caught only 42 passes in '64, well below the top ten in the league. But he gained a record-breaking 27 yards per catch and scored ten touchdowns."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1965

"Many fans argue that Elbert is the finest man in the pro leagues today.
'Golden Wheels' had another banner season in 1964 as he averaged a record-breaking 27 yards per reception. Elbert's big day last year was against the Chiefs when he caught two touchdown passes. In 1962, he scored with a 100-yard kickoff return.
Elbert scored 57 touchdowns in high school."

-1965 Topps No. 28

No. 46
"Considered one of the fastest men in the league, Bo led the circuit in kickoff returns in 1964. He has been the starting flankerback for Oakland the past three seasons.
A top athlete, Bo ranked among the all-time scorers in Philadelphia prep basketball, trailing only Wilt Chamberlain and Guy Rodgers. He won a Silver Medal in broad-jumping in the 1960 Olympics."

-1965 Topps No. 149

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