Sunday, August 31, 2014

1966 Profiles: Booth Lusteg and Paul Maguire

Place Kicker
No. 49
The front office of the Buffalo Bills is excited about their new place kicker. Counted on to replace the departed Pete Gogolak, his booming leg is expected to win over the pro football faithful of upstate New York.
Booth is an affable Connecticut boy who attended high school in New Haven and earned a B.S. in mathematics during his college days with the Huskies.

No. 55
The Citadel
Paul once again showed the importance of a first-rate punter to a team with championship ambitions. His 80 punts and 3,437 punting yards were both second in the AFL. Paul now holds the AFL Championship Game career record with 17 punts. He also holds the AFL record for longest punt, 82 yards, set in 1961 as a member of the San Diego Chargers.
All-Pro in 1962 and 1965, Paul was selected All-AFL in the league's inaugural season of 1960 by both the AFL players and by UPI. He started at left linebacker in San Diego's 1963 AFL Championship Game victory and can still fill in as a linebacker for Buffalo.

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