As a sophomore last year, Hayes, a 6-foot-l, 185-pound quarterback, passed for 606 yards. He led the squad to an 11-1 record, including a 20-0 win over Hillsdale in the NAIA playoff and a 20-7 triumph against Lenoir Rhyne in the NAIA Holiday Bowl for the small-college championship.
Coach Gil Steinke has enough leftovers (10 lettermen on the line, eight in the backfield) to form an imposing outfit. The Javelinas will seek full possession of their Lone Star Conference title, which they had split last year with East Texas State.
Wagner ( Staten Island, N.Y.): Coach J. Walter Sullivan is president of the Oceanic Service Corp., a New York firm that specializes in supplying security guards for the city's vast pier system. He would be happier, perhaps, if he could supply his squad with guards as easily as he does his customers. As it is, he has only one outstanding lineman, Little All-America End Al Ferrie. Last season Ferrie, a 6-foot-3, 210-pounder, caught 16 passes for 435 yards and had a fine 40.2-yard punting average.
Quarterback Don Cavalli is back, and even though a sprained ankle sidelined him early last year he set a new standard for the Seahawks by completing 53 passes for 1,137 yards. Against Susquehanna he hit on 17 tosses for 382 yards.
Halfback Frank Melos led in receiving (23 for 481 yards) and rushing (327 yards, 5.5 average).
William Jewell ( Liberty, Mo.): Norris Patterson, who has a Ph.D. from Columbia, is the football coach at William Jewell. He is also athletic director and baseball coach, which is a normal condition at small colleges.
Patterson's first term with the Cardinals was in 1951, and he led the team to its first Missouri College Athletic Union pennant in a dozen autumns. Back to help him defend another title that he won last fall will be 20 tested performers.
The two most heralded players—Halfback Jim Stephens and Tackle Ron Haggard—did not see duty last year. Stephens, who gained 880 yards rushing in 1958 and was scholastically ineligible in 1959, is the main offensive hope. Haggard, who played in 1956, is back from the Marines.
Its small-college flavor and lack of gadgetry and specialization is perhaps best attested to by a remark made by Assistant Coach Jim Nelson: "Why, half the time we play on a field where a spotter sitting at the top of the stands with a phone would hardly be any higher up than I am sitting on the bench."