Friday, October 3, 2014

1968 Profile: George Saimes

Free Safety
No. 26
Michigan State
"It used to be that George Saimes was conspicuous on a football field because of his size. Now he's conspicuous because of what he does on the field. At 5-10 and 185 pounds, he has the stature to be the league's most resourceful free safetyman. One AFL scout unequivocally calls him the best open-field tackler in the game. Others admire the way he executes the safety blitz. And enemy receivers are still seeking ways to elude him. He's swift, shrewd and sure as a pass defender.
For the past three years, he's been selected All-AFL. He's now in his sixth pro year, and has grabbed 16 interceptions, though he's still looking for his first touchdown return.
George was a unanimous All-America fullback at Michigan State in 1962, and came to the Bills after they obtained draft rights to him from Kansas City."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1968

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