Monday, August 25, 2014

1966 Profile: Elbert Dubenion

No. 44
"In 1960, rookie halfback Elbert Dubenion played so badly in a loss to New York that he was nearly cut from the squad. Fortunately, he hung on and eventually established himself as one of the AFL's top flanker backs.
Dubenion, nicknamed 'Golden Wheels,' has rare speed - or at least he did before a severe knee injury sidelined him last year. Surgery has patched him up, and even if he's lost a step, that will only halve the margin he usually has on pursuing defensive backs.
In 1963, he broke a league record by averaging 27 yards per reception and scored a touchdown every 4.2 catches. At little Bluffton College, he scored 87 times rushing."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1966

"Although missing more than half the season last year because of a leg injury, Elbert was still second among the Buffalo receivers. The great flankerback is healthy again and that can only spell trouble for the opposition in 1966.
Elbert returned a kickoff 100 yards in 1962."

1966 Topps No. 23

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