Friday, November 28, 2014

1972 Profile: Dennis Shaw

No. 16
San Diego State
"Too few touchdown passes (11) and too many interceptions (26) spoiled his second pro season. Still, he completed 51.2% of his throws and is Buffalo's hope for the future. An injured finger bothered him throughout the season last year, but it's expected to be okay this time around.
Shaw has a strong arm and can throw often. He tossed more than 300 aerials as a rookie and 291 last year. He's also a good runner, averaging over five yards a carry each season.
The Rookie of the Year in five different national polls in 1970, when he came on the scene late because of a holdout. Drafted No. 2, but played better than some of the more publicized rookies. He had set San Diego State records for touchdowns in a game (nine) and a season (39).
Dennis attends graduate school in anticipation of a business career. He's from Claremont, California."

-Jim Benagh, The Complete Handbook of Pro Football, 1972 Edition

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