73 CHARLIE RADER, LT—Steady, unspectacular, fair speed, charges hard, can be moved and trapped. Has good initial contact.
76 JOHN GORDY, RT—Tremendous strength, difficult to move, leads team in tackles.
86 BUDDY CRUZE, LE-Best end in the South, tremendous receiver even with three men on him, fakes beautifully, good speed.
84 ROGER URBANO, RE—Strong on defense, good at dropping off on pass plays.
Coach Sam Boyd's Bears wound up third (3-2-0) in the Southwest Conference behind Texas A&M and TCU, but many feel they had more manpower than any other team in the Conference. At many positions the second unit is the equal of the first, but defensively—and the Baylor defense is outstanding—the varsity has an advantage. Baylor used a 5-4 all the way and, despite the size of its line, had good speed and fine reactions. When Quarterback Doyle Traylor broke an anklebone in October and missed the last half of the season, hard times hit the Bears. The absence of his strong arm and leadership accounted in large part for the subsequent sluggishness of the Bear attack. But Traylor has mended rapidly and is expected to play against Tennessee. His imagination, ability as a passer and daring add dash to the offense.
12 BOBBY JONES, QB—Weakest position on team offensively and defensively.
37 REUBEN SAAGE, FB—Not an all-the-way threat, but has good drive. Can be faked on defense and moves up too fast on a pass. Blocks well.
27 DEL SHOFNER, LH-Elusive runner, receiver with big hands, tremendous speed and agility. Defends better on passes.
44 BOBBY PETERS, RH—Slashing-type runner with tendency to fumble. Fair speed, good blocker, average defensively.