Monday, October 6, 2014

1968 Profile: Tom Janik

Strong Safety
No. 27
Texas A&I
"At 6-3 and 185 pounds, Tom Janik is ideally suited to play strongside safety. You have to be big enough to hold your own with those burly tight ends, and you have to be able to run away from them after you've swiped a pass.
That about describes the kind of season Tom had in 1967. He tied two others in the league for most interceptions with ten, and he returned them a total of 222 yards, two of them for scores. The two touchdowns matched his 1966 performance.
Tom, who has shown that he can play all four defensive backfield positions, originally was drafted by Denver in 1963 in the third round. The Bills acquired him during the 1964 season. He played his college football at Texas A&I, where he also was a fine punter."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1968

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