Sport: Young Pros

Some of the best college football players in the U.S. clambered onto the field at Mobile, Ala. last week to play their first football for pay, the North-South Senior Bowl game. Few were really interested in the score or even the salary ($400 each for the losers, $500 for the winners). They were there to win the attention of a score of National Football League scouts in the stands.

The scouts, too, were interested not in the score—21-7 for the South—but in the talent arrayed before them. Some of the best college seniors were absent, or already drafted for the pros, or...

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