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Last season Fred Pancoast, an assistant at the University of Florida, watched Jim Seymour, the Notre Dame star, and he came back with glowing reports. "Speed?" asked Norm Carlson, the Florida sports information director.
"Great speed; just great," said Pancoast. "He's almost as fast as Sellers."
"Oh," said Carlson. "His hands?"
"Fantastic hands," said Pancoast. "In fact, his hands are almost as good as Sellers'."
Carlson frowned. "Yeah, well, how about his moves?"
"He's got moves better than any flanker I've ever seen," said Pancoast. "Except, of course, for Sellers."
Carlson shook his head. "Are you trying to tell me Sellers is the greatest flanker you've ever seen?"
"Are you kidding?" said Pancoast. "What would ever make you think anything different?"
Not too much later Sellers caught seven passes for 153 yards and one touchdown, and FSU beat Florida 21-16.
"Funny," Sellers says, "but if I hadn't been so thin I probably would have gone to college on a basketball scholarship. But people kept telling me I was too light to play football; that I'd get killed. It made me mad and I decided I'd show everybody. And so when FSU offered me a football scholarship, I took it."