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BUFFALO BILLS
September 12, 1966
When Pete Gogolak left the Buffalo Bills in the neatest jump since Jack and the candlestick, Personnel Chief Harvey Johnson found himself sifting through close to 100 applications for Pete's place-kicking job. These included an ambidextrous Italian who could boot the ball a fabulous five feet off the ground, a mechanical engineer who made two feet, and an Austrian count who lives in a castle in the Alps. In camp the Bills pared the list down to Bob Hight, who has one arm and one eye; Wolfgang Felgemacher, a West German bricklayer; and a third gentleman—a frustrated actor who once played football for something called the New Bedford Sweepers. The Sweeper finally won the job. His name, as fans know by now, is Booth Lusteg. He can kick consistently and for distance; as a result Buffalo—with a new coach in Joe Collier but with the same depth, experience and cohesiveness that have made it the class of the American League for two seasons—may present pro football's most vociferous fans with a third Eastern Division championship, although the odds are always against such repetition.
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September 12, 1966

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Houston, among others, will have something to say about that, but the Bills could make it on their defense, kicking game and the fine passing that would come with good years from Kemp and Lamonica. Mr. Lusteg has kicked his way onto quite a team.

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