Friday, September 12, 2014

1967 Profile: Art Powell

Split End
No. 84
San Jose State
"It is a third-down-and-short-yardage condition, and as Art Powell positions himself out wide, the danger signals crackle in the defensive secondary like a crazy morse code. For Powell is practically impossible to cover in such situations, and in all likelihood he will make his famous look-in over the middle for the pass that will bail his team out. This is the reputation Art brings with him to Buffalo.
In seven professional seasons, he has become a virtuoso of the pass catching game, a man who has five times gone over the 1,000-yard mark. His lifetime total of 7,669 yards far outstrips any other receiver in the league.
Last year, the 6-2, 212-pounder caught 53 passes for 1,026 yards for a 19.4 percentage and 11 touchdowns, to finish in sixth place.
From 30 yards in, he's murder."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1967

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