Saturday, August 30, 2014

1966 Profiles: Wray Carlton and Jack Spikes

WRAY CARLTON
Fullback
No. 30
Duke
"For six years, Wray Carlton has been playing halfback. Most of that time he has been a second banana, especially when Cookie Gilchrist was playing fullback for the Bills. This season though, Wray will have to step front and center. He'll shift over to fullback, mainly because Buffalo has nobody to play there, and he'll have to make like a fair facsimile of Cookie. Carlton, who played his college football at Duke, has the muscle at 6-1 and 225 pounds. And in one respect, being a fullback may help him - he won't have to run outside quite so much. He simply doesn't possess that kind of speed; he never has."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1966

"Wray had the longest run from scrimmage in the AFL in 1965. The big halfback led Buffalo in rushing last season and his total of six touchdowns was also tops on the squad. Wray's point total was second only to that of Pete Gogolak, the team's place kicker."

-1966 Topps No. 21


JACK SPIKES
Fullback
No. 32
Texas Christian
"The powerful fullback has played for the Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs in the American Football League. He starred in the 1962 championship game for Dallas. Jack was selected from the Houston Oilers [by the Miami Dolphins] during the off-season.
Jack was an All-American at TCU."

-1966 Topps No. 84

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