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NUMBERS TO WATCH
December 26, 1955
GEORGIA TECH
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December 26, 1955

Numbers To Watch

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GEORGIA TECH

WADE MITCHELL, QB
Tremendous defensive man at safety; very fast but not a good runner; average passer. Handles ball well. Toppy Vann (16) better runner, passer; weak defensively.

GEORGE VOLKERT, RHB
Tech's best runner with a 7.2 average. Likes to run pitchout, is strong to outside. Not tricky but just plain fast. Very good receiver and defends well.

FRANKLIN BROOKS, LG
Started slow despite great expectations, now really rolling. In almost every play on defense; likes' contact, diagnoses plays well. Extremely good blocker and tackler.

PITTSBURGH

PETE NEFT, QB
Good ball handler, average passer, good runner with average speed. Steady, strong defense. Corny Salvaterra (11) more dangerous passer but erratic, no defense.

JOE WALTON, LE
Outstanding end, no real weakness. Top passing target with speed, maneuverability, timing and great hands. Blocks, hits hard; good but not a great defensive end.

JOHN PALUCK, RE
They call him Mean John and he is. Big and very rough on defense. Crashes hard and can sometimes be run around. Strong blocker but only fair pass receiver.

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