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7 19N2 FU I g r iGAN

Former Michigan Prep Gridders Star Across]

Nation

By JIM BENAGII

A quick look around the nation

"If -you seek a beautiful football -from Rhode Island to Arizona-
state, look about you." had supporters of the state's prep
That's how a talented array of football beaming more than ever
college gridders from Michigan before. A team they could pick
high schools has modified the from players who won the most
Wolverine state motto. onors follows:
Ends-Tom Taylor, Albion, and
It :all started the other day Williams.
when Pete Dawkins-West Point's Tackles-George Genyk, Michi-
Mr. Everything-was selected for gan and Strom.
the two top college football hon- Guards-Don Chomicz, Navy,
ors, the Heisman and Maxwell and Larry TerMolen, Hope.
Trophies, and every All America C e n t e r - Dave Hurd, Notre
eleven worth noting.*Dame
About the same time, Sam Wil- Backs-Frank Finney, Brown
liams of Michigan State and University; Leon Burton, Arizona
Brock Strom of the Air Force State (Temple); Willie Fleming,
Academy were named to several Iowa; and Dawkins.
All America squads. , Dawkins, college football's

1greatestglamour boy since Doak buried by the Wolverines' 48-14
Walker, is in the process of estab- victory.
lishing the greatest record in Overshadowed by Soph
Army's history. He's captain of the In 1957, he was overshadowed,
football team and the standout of by sophomore sensation Bob An-
the hockey sextet, as well as being derson, who broke Glenn Davis'
president of his class and a mem- rushing record. But this season, he
ber of the Cadet choir. Istunned the nation with his long,
He's equally famous as the breakaway runs, passing and pass
Brigade Commander, the highest receiving (he averaged over 25
rank a cadet can earn, and schol- yds. per reception).
astically is seventh out of a senior Strom hails from Ironwood, a
class of about 500. small Uponr Peninsula comu-

Finney traveled to Providence. Iaged 9.6 yds. per carry. A former Iduced Washington Redskin star
.I. for college after teaming with all-stater, he is a :09.5 man in the Jim Podoley. Taylor was named to
lichigan's Darrell Harper to form 100-yd. dash. the Associated Press' small college
me great teams at Royal Oak. Linemen Chomicz and Hurd first team and TerMolen got no-
he senior quarterback was one were stars on top-rated squads. tice on the second team.
the outstanding passers in the They are from Detroit and Three Other prominent prep stars at
.st and was just named "all-Ivy Rivers, respectively. outstate schools this season were
eague." Small College Stars Dick Hamilton, a sophomore from
The fourth back. Burton, is a Two standouts. Taylor and Ter- Alpena who was the leading back
int resident who was the lead- Molen, helped preserve the repu- on Sun Bowl-bound Wyoming':
g ground gainer in the nation tation of the state's small college end Tom Jozwiak of Air Force:
st year (1296 yards) and aver- competition, a circuit which pro- center Dan Grego, Wyoming's

"St. Peter"
At "the Point" his classmates
jokingly call him "St. Peter". (One
even retold an irreligious rumor
that Dawkins "was seen walking
over the water at the West Point
reservoir on his way to Michie
Stadium.")
Dawkins is from Royal Oak but
went to Bloomfield Hills Cran-
brook School. At the small pre-
paratory school he was still re-
covering from an attack of polio
so he wasn't known as a grid star.
He got his first notice in college
when he scored against Michigan
in 1956, but the touchdown was

nity, where he didn't get too much
publicity in high school. But his
line-play and leadership as the
Falcon's captain got him ratings
on many honor teams.
State's great end Williams tow-
ered over all in both size (he's
6'5") and ability, despite his
team's poor season. Like the other
two All Americas, he was a team
captain, too.
Genyk, Michigan's captain-
elect, won third-team all Big Ten
honors while Iowa's high scoring
halfback Fleming was named to
one prominent all-conference first
team. Both are Detroiters.

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