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By BOB McFARLAND If a sportswriter from the Tar the fourth quarter, as they did
Heel state doesn't add the prefix several other contests en route to
Somebody finally did something "star" to Talbott's name, then a 4-6 season. The Atlantic Coast;
about the weather . . . in North something has to be wrong with Conference sportswriters didn't
Carolina, anyway. him. It's not enough to say that blame it on Talbott, though. It
A young man by the name of he's a triple-threat quarterback, would normally be regarded as
Manny Talbott has replaced it as and the best North Carolina play- sacrilege to name someone from
the favorite topic of conversation er since Charlie Justice. The a team that tied for fifth place as
i'n that Southern state. The North senior also grabbed a first string Player-of-the-Year, but that's just
Qarolinians are convinced that berth on the Sporting News base- what they did with Talbott.
he's the greatest thing to hit that ball All-America squad, and ac- Talbott received the "Jim Ta-*
state since hush puppies, and cording to Williams, "he could tum Award" as the player at
they're out to let everyone who's have made, first string on our bas- North Carolina possessing the ath-
in earshot know about it. ketball team too." letic attributes most admired by
As Jack Williams, Tar Heel Justice added his praise after the late coach, in addition to his
publicity director, said yesterday 1 the Georgia-North Carolina game other honors.
when asked about Talbott, "111 ilast season. "If things keep up, When a player's been as success-
talk about him for two or three; they're going to be calling me ful as Talbott has been, his school
hours if you want to listen to the old Danny Talbott instead .f usually tries to erect a Great Wall
me." referring to Danny as the new of China around him. Not so with
Charlie Justice." Talbott. He's accessible through
Talbott 35, Georgia 21 his dorm phone, and success has
Rolling up 318, yards total yard- not spoiled him.
ageinthat contest (the old Tar At the end of the interview,
Heel mark of 304 yards was held Talbott said, "I appreciate it,"
by none other khan Justice), Tal- and "Thanks for calling," not
bott was nothing short of phe- exactly common responses from
nomenal. The score was being an- a player of his caliber.
ff nounzed as Talbott 35, Georgia 21, Super Talbott
at the end of the third quarter. This is the type of player who
North Carolina lost that one in had a street named after him in
Another section tells of the rec-
ords he snapped last season, fourj
in all. Fittingly enough, the ath-
lete who does everything cracked
two passing marks, one field goal
record, and a total offense stan-
dard. Williams says, "He's so
good he doesn't have to specialize
in any one thing."
You begin to wonder whether
is his running. "He's unquestion-
ably the greatest - runner seen
around here in a long time," Wil-
liams stated. "It's not his power:
that', so outstanding, but his
"I'd call him a classic runner,"
he continued. "It's tremendous
the way he directs his blockers
when he keeps the ball. He not'
he's equally talented in ievery only runs on the roll-out, but.
field. Actually, he's a little better he'll run from the pocket at well."
in some things than others. The This season, Talbott has been
strong point of the Talbott attack about the only Tar Heel that has
been able to run, and he hasn't WIL1i Le giu picka every week anu caims she is 9u per cent accurate.
,one very far. He's picked up 80 She attributes her skill to intuition, coupled with a love for groovy
of the 199 yards gained by North te-m nicknames like Wolverines. We didn't ask her about Spartans.
Carolina on the ground in two Wolverines over Tar Heels sounds great, and if you can pick the
:ames. but this was behind what others better than anyone else, two tickets will be yours to a night
Williams termed "weak blocking." at Playboy Club, Chicago. Would you believe to the Michigan Theatre?
He only rates as a "little-bet- Deadline for entries is midnight tonight at The Daily, 420 Maynard St.
ter-than-average passer." Yet, for
every time he's cocked his arm THIS WEEK'S GAMES
this season, Talbott has connected (Consensus in Caps)
on two passes. One of his 20 com-
pletions went for a touchdown. North Carolina at MICHIGAN ALABAMA at Mississippi
And that's not his strong point. MSU at Illinois Washington St. at BAYLOR
Talbott's punting average cur- Missouri at UCLA GEORGIA TECH at Clemson
rently stands at 39.1 yards per SMU at PURDUE DUKE at Virginia
kick, and he has booted one con- Northwestern at NOTRE DAME CORNELL at Colgate
version thus far. TEXAS at Indiana Rice at TENNESSEE
Great Hands, Too Pitt at CALIFORNIA Army at PENN STATE
Even if the national recognition Wisconsin at IOWA Tulane at STANFORD
of the North Carolinian has been Kansas at MINNESOTA LSU at Miami
slight thus far, he hasn't man-I Washington at OHIO STATE Rensselaer Poly at HAMILTON
aged to escape the notice of pro I
football scouts. At six-foot and JIM LASOVAGE (Associate Sports Editor, 28-12-.700)--Michigan, MSU, UCLA,
180 pounds, Talbott doesn't have Purdue, Notre Dame, Texas, California, wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio State, Ala-
great size, but scouts feel he'll be
GIL SAMBERG (Assistant Sports Editor, 26-14-650)-Micnigan. MSU. UCLA,
excellently suited for a defensive Purdue, Notre Dame, Texas, Pitt, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State, Alabama, Wash-
halfback spot, or perhaps serve as ington State, Georgia Tech, Duke, Cornell, Tennessee, Penn State, Stanford.
a flankerback. Flankerback? Yes, bama. Baylor, Georgia Tech, Duke, Colgate, Tennessee, Army, Stanford, LSU,
Williams add, "He also has great Hamilton.
andCs.JmCHUCK VETZNER (Sports Editor, 24-1--.600)-Michigan, MSU, UCLA, SMU.
Nor'th Carolna coach Jim Hick- I Notre Dame, Texas, California. Iowa, Minnesota. Ohio State, Alabama, Baylor,
ey calls Talbott "the greatest Georgia Tech. Duke, Cornell, Tennessee, Army, Stanford, Miami, Rensselaer Poly.
competitor I've ever been ac-
quainted with," as does apparent- JIM TINDALL (Associate Sports Editor, 22-18-.550)-Michigaii, MSU, UCLA,
Purdue, Notre Dame, Texas. California, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State. Alabama,
ly every other Tar Heel fan. Baylor, Georiga Tech, Virginia, Cornell, Tennessee, Penn State, Stanford, LSU,
Talbott expects a "Real hard Hamilton.
ball game" tomorrow. The Wol- DEE HARRIS (Guest Selector)-Mich)gan, MSU, UCLA, Purdue, Notre Dame,
verines should expect Danny Tal- Texas, Pitt, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio State, Alabama, Baylor, Georgia Tech,
bott. Duke, Cornell, Rice, Penn State, Tulane, LSU, Hamilton.
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his home town of Rocky Mount,
North Carolina; while still in high
school. All Talbott did his senior
year was to lead his high school
teams to state championships in
football, basketball, and baseball.
He received all-state and all-con-
ference recognition in each sport,
hitting 444 in baseball and top-
ping the basketball team in scor-
Williams called this feat "an
accomplishment n e v e r b e f o r e
equaled, and it will probably nev-
er be done again," especially since
Rocky Mount High only had 1,000
Just what people think of Tal-
bott in his home state can be seen
by looking through the North
Carolina publicity book. Three
pictures of the blond signal caller
grace the cover (passing, running,
and kicking) along with the bill-
ing, "Talbott, Tar Heels, T-For-
mation." Richard Burton couldn't
have received a bigger build-up
playing opposite Thelma Ritter.
"The Danny Talbott Story" fills
the inside cover of the press man-
ual, sharing the page with an-
and a reproduction of the 1966
other picture of the quarterback,
Official Collegiate Record Book
cover, on which another picture
of Talbott appears.
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