Monday, September 15, 2014

1967 Profile: Elbert Dubenion

Flanker
No. 44
Bluffton
"The magic returned to the golden wheels of Elbert Dubenion last year, after being slowed down by serious leg surgery. The 5-11, 190-pound flanker raked in 50 passes for 747 yards and two touchdowns to rank eighth in the league among receivers.
It was a remarkable comeback, both physically and mentally, for Duby. It was at first feared he would need more time to recover from the operation which sidelined him for most of 1965, and he also had to convince himself he could do it. But all fears were shelved as soon as he outdistanced his first defender early last season.
An original Bill, he twice topped 1,000 yards and is Buffalo's all-time receiving leader with 271 catches for 5,040 yards.
His best move is still the streak pattern."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1967

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