Monday, September 29, 2014

1968 Profile: Mike Stratton

Linebacker
No. 58
Tennessee
"It was of no solace to opposition teams last year that Mike Stratton was not playing at full strength. He was just as mean as ever, and few offenses took advantage of him.
Rated second only to Bobby Bell as a corner linebacker, Mike has the speed to run with any halfback in the league, which makes him especially tough on pass defense. His coach, Joe Collier, says he's the best blitzer in the league; and it's a fact that when he nails you with a tackle, you know you've been hit.
Now in his seventh AFL season, Mike came to the Bills as a 13th round draft choice after getting out of Tennessee in 1962."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1968

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