Wednesday, September 10, 2014

1967 Profile: George Saimes

Safety
No. 26
Michigan State
"Thinking-man's football player George Saimes is a composite of many splendid little gifts sportswriters like to call intangibles. As an individual, he's concerned with what goes in the world outside the football stadium.
As a football player, he was barely big enough to play fullback at Michigan State, where he was an unanimous All-America. In the pros, he was converted into a safetyman and has become one of the league's best - again despite his size. Last year, his fourth in the league, he was voted to the All-AFL team, even though he didn't make one interception. At 5-11 and 186 pounds, he's not so small his fellow players can't see all the good plays he makes."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1967

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