Art Johnson (83), left end, 189. Good hands and good speed, Army's best pass receiver; Holleder likes to throw long to him. Gets down very fast on punts and kickoffs, makes lots of tackles. On defense has been particularly strong to outside, rushes passer hard.
Loren Reid (74), left tackle, 198. Another sophomore, took over tackle when Chesnauskas went to end. Good prospect, pursues well but can be run against.
Stan Slater (62), left guard, 190. Undoubtedly one of country's best sophomore linemen, should develop into alltime Army great. Pulls on offense, is good blocker. Backs up line, diagnoses plays well, gets big share of tackles.
Ed Szvetecz (54), center, 188. May be All-America in '56. A very good center: maneuverable, quick and tough. Blocks well. Makes a lot of tackles, has wide range against passes. Middle linebacker but plays outside in Oklahoma defense.
Flay Goodwin (70), right guard, 196. Has experience and agility but can be handled; run at him. Plays over center on defense, pulls out to lead interference a lot on offense.
Dick Stephenson (65), right tackle, 185. Unsung hero of Army line. Very solid ballplayer, strong on defense. Pulls occasionally on offense. Handles kickoffs.
Ralph Chesnauskas (63), right end, 195. Played guard as sophomore, tackle last year, now doing a good job at end. A real football player, all-out all the time. Hard to get around, blocks hard, has speed to get down under passes, fair receiver. Handles Army conversions, occasionally kicks off.
The veteran Middies have beautiful offensive balance and good reserves—plus a pair of famed young men named Welsh and Beagle
(11), quarterback, 168 pounds. All-America candidate, one of nation's leaders in total offense. Played big role in victory over Army last year. Very dangerous on roll-out pass, runs well if receivers covered. Gambler, uses imagination, runs option play to perfection. Not too strong on pass defense but comes up fast to make tackle.