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KEN THRASH (71), rt: Fast, covers lot of ground, exceptional downfield blocker. Only fair on defense.
TOMMY ROSE (80), le: Outstanding on defense; nobody has turned his end this year. Good blocker, fair receiver.
DON ELLIS (89), re: Not equal to Rose defensively but a good blocker and the favorite pass receiver. Great money player.
JOHN MICHELOSEN came to Pitt by way of the pros and won a bowl bid in his first year as head coach. He developed the winning habit early as quarterback on Pitt teams which lost only two games in three seasons.
PETE NEFT, JOE WALTON, JOHN PALUCK (see opposite page).
TOM JENKINS (41), fb: Good, all-round fullback, runs hard but not a breakaway threat. (Strong defensively, good blocker.
DICK BOWEN (35), lhb: Big (195) and fast, runs hard and with some deception. Outstanding defensive back, only soph in Pitt starting lineup.
LOU CIMAROLLI (30), rhb: Most dangerous runner on team; has speed, poise and good broken-field ability—but can't play defense. Sub Ray DiPasquale (31) only fair runner but good blocker and strong on defense.
BOB GRIER (38), fb: Unpopular with governor of Georgia but a good fullback. Strong runner, fast, elusive, hits hard up middle. Only fair blocker, weak defensively.