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SOPHOMORE TO WATCH
Mervin Hyman
September 24, 1962
Tackle Ray Rissmiller Jr. of Georgia UniversityRay Rissmiller Jr. is a 6-foot-4, 240-pound farm boy who at 11 was too heavy to play in the 13-and-under league in Raubsville, Pa. Lurking in that hulk of a boy, however, was one quite evident thing: his vast love for football, and another thing not so evident: his remarkable speed. Once the baby fat was gone and the real Ray Rissmiller began to take shape, it was just a matter of time before college scouts learned the way to the Rissmiller farm. A powerful tackle with big feet and hands and huge upper arms and shoulders, he made all-state, then turned down 44 scholarship offers before settling on Georgia ("I liked the warm weather"), where he was named team co-captain and made the all-SEC freshman team. Mississippi Coach Johnny Vaught, among many others, predicts a spectacular career for Rissmiller.
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September 24, 1962

Sophomore To Watch

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Tackle Ray Rissmiller Jr. of Georgia University
Ray Rissmiller Jr. is a 6-foot-4, 240-pound farm boy who at 11 was too heavy to play in the 13-and-under league in Raubsville, Pa. Lurking in that hulk of a boy, however, was one quite evident thing: his vast love for football, and another thing not so evident: his remarkable speed. Once the baby fat was gone and the real Ray Rissmiller began to take shape, it was just a matter of time before college scouts learned the way to the Rissmiller farm. A powerful tackle with big feet and hands and huge upper arms and shoulders, he made all-state, then turned down 44 scholarship offers before settling on Georgia ("I liked the warm weather"), where he was named team co-captain and made the all-SEC freshman team. Mississippi Coach Johnny Vaught, among many others, predicts a spectacular career for Rissmiller.

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