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Big, fast and numerous, Louisiana State's three-platoon team deserves its No. 1 rating in the wire-service polls. The backfield, headed by BILLY CANNON, is big and rugged as well as quick, and it can strike for touchdowns from anywhere on the field. The line is a trifle small, perhaps, but it moves well. Coach Paul Dietzel, making a virtue of necessity, has his reserves divided into an offensive team (the "Go" team) and a defensive team (the Chinese Bandits). Cannon is the LSU nonpareil. He weighs 204, runs the hundred in 9.5, has power and elusiveness and, to gild the lily, passes and punts. WARREN RABB, the quarterback, is a good ball handler, good leader, adequate passer. The line boasts MAX FUGLER, a fullback converted to center, who has wonderful reactions, quickness and anticipation. BILLY HENDRIX, a bit small at end, is a sure-handed receiver, like most LSU linemen fast and quick enough for a back.
6 ft., 190 lbs.
6 ft. 1 in., 204 lbs.
6 ft. 1 in., 203 lbs.
6 ft., 185 lbs.