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Bobby Dodd is rounding out a full decade as the Yellow Jacket coach. In this span he has acquired an 81-26-2 record, has also seen Tech win all five of the Bowl games in which he has been at the team's helm.
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JOHNNY HUNSINGER (42), fb: Best all-round fullback. Only a fair runner, but he is a fine blocker and an exceedingly talented linebacker.
JOHNNY MENGER (10), rhb: Fast but not powerful, best on running plays outside. Good on pass defense, fair tackier. The team's leading kicker.
LARRY MORRIS (55), c: All-America in 1953, hampered some by knee injury this year. Diagnoses plays smartly, tackles fiercely. Fine team leader.
JIMMY THOMPSON (28), rhb: A small but tough package, has averaged 9.4 yards per carry. Is their biggest threat for explosive, long breakaway runs.
FRANKLIN BROOKS (60), lg: Best interior lineman, a 50-minute man. He is aggressive, not big but very fast.
BILL FULCHER (62), rg: A small ball of fire with real desire. Great downfield blocker, often slides on defense and can be driven back if fooled.
CARL VEREEN (76), It: A shot-put champ who has looked good and bad. Has hard initial charge, but still lacks mobility and sustaining drive.