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King of crash, haul and hit
Edwin Shrake
October 25, 1965
Gargantuan Tom Sestak is the key to the Buffalo Bills' title prospects despite his own damaged knee and his opponents' baleful attentions
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October 25, 1965

King Of Crash, Haul And Hit

Gargantuan Tom Sestak is the key to the Buffalo Bills' title prospects despite his own damaged knee and his opponents' baleful attentions

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While recovering from his knee operation, Sestak and six other bachelors rented a summer house at Bay Beach, Ont., which they called the Bunny Club North. Joe Herbrecht, a cottage mate, remembers his first encounter with Sestak: "I didn't know he had moved in. I was cooking breakfast at 10 a.m., and this monster appeared in the doorway in a bathing suit. He scared me so much I dropped a frying pan full of eggs."

The sight of Sestak in a business suit is not that impressive. He looks big, all right, with wide shoulders, a slab chest and narrow hips, but he is so trim that he does not look 270. In a football uniform, though, covered by 15 pounds of pads and bandages and glaring over a face bar, Sestak looks like the man you would want with you if you decided to get rowdy at a cowboy dance. When the Bills hired a new Midwest scout last year, Harvey Johnson introduced him to Sestak. "This," said Johnson, "is what you're trying to find."

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