College Football: Pick of the Pros

To hear the pro scouts tell it, the 1965 college football season was a bust.

The college quarterbacks were "awful," the running backs were "only so-so," the linemen were "neither big enough nor quick enough." These heart-rending groans, of course, were only a tactical maneuver — designed to keep prices down. Last year competition for talent between the two pro leagues was so intense that a taxi-squad quarterback got $200,000 in bonus money, a first-stringer got $400,000, and a rookie lineman collected $150,000 just for signing a contract. This year the battle...

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