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Backfield Men
Honored at Bust
Pace Named Most Valuable \Player,
Herrnstein Chosen '58 Grid Captain
Jim Pace, the biggest star of
this year's M i c h i g a n football average among the lettermen
team, and John Herrnstein, the seniors on the team.
b i g g e s t disappointment, were Al Student Managers
honored last night at the annual Als announced yesterday were
Wolverine football bust in Detroit. the student managers for next
Pace, All-Big Ten halfback, who named the senior manager. Four
led the conference in scoring and junior managers were also named:
ground gaining was named as the Bruce Baldwin, Jim Benagh, Bar-
Most Valuable Player for the 1957 ry Cuter, and John Jabe.
season. The senior manager for the 1957
Herrnstein was named captain season was Lynn Evans.
for the 1958 season.
The. selection of the 19-yr.-old
fullback broke one precedent and
prolonged another. Cage Squad
He became the first back since
1951 and the second since 1945 to B yiA bsencenu
captain the Wolverines. In suc-
ceeding tackle Jim Orwig, he was By RUDE DIFAZIO
the fourth straight son of a Mich-
igan alumnus to captain the Wol- "We're going to miss a big man
verine grid squad. in the pivot this year."
The last two backs to be named That was how Coach Bill Perigo
cptains were quarterbacks; Bill evaluated his 1957-58 version of
Putich in 1951 and Joe Ponsetto the Michigan basketball team.
in 1945. The problem as Perigo sees it
Orwig, the out-going captain,
was awarded the George Paterson is not so much the absence of any
award for the highest scholastic height, but the absence of a cen-
Unidefeated Auburn Ranked
Top Grid Squad in Nation

PHILADELPHIA ()- National
Football League owners yesterday
unanimously granted all the de-
mands of the players association
-exhibition pay, minimum salary,
injury protection clauses and rec-
ognition.
The owners acted in executive
session after completing the
league's partial draft session
which saw4he Southwest Confer-
ence produce the two top choices
when the Chicago Cardinals selec-
ted.King Hill, standout Rice quar-
terback, and John Crow, power
running fullback of Texas A&M.
Hill was the bonus choice of the
Cardinals. In the regular draft, the
Cardinals, first because of their
last'place standing, selected Crow.
,Los Angeles and San Francisco
each obtained two players as they
cashed in extra draft choices ac-
quired in trades; The Rams, using
Washington's first turn, picked
Lou Michaels, Kentucky tackle,
and in its own turn named Jim
Phillips, Auburn end. San Fran-
cisco, armed with Pittsburgh's
first spot, selected Jim Pace,
Michigan back, and in its own
right grabbed Charles Krueger,
Texas A&M tackle.
Green Bay went for Dan Currie,
Michigan State center. Other first
round choices were Walt Kowalc-
yk, Michigan State back, by the
Philadelphia Eagles; Charles
Howley, West Virginia guard, by
the Chicago Bears; Alex Karras,
Iowa tackle, by Detroit; Len Lyles,
speedy Louisville back, by Balti-
more; Phil King, Vanderbilt back,
by New York; and Jim Shofner,
Texas Christian back, by the
Cleveland Browns.

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By The Associated Press

Auburn, the unbeaten, untied
giant of the Southeastern Confer-
ence, yesterday became the first
Final AP Poll
1. Auburn
2. Ohio State
3. Michigan State
4. Oklahoma
5. Navy
6. Iowa
7. Mississippi
8. Rice
9. Texas A&M
10. Notre Dame
winner of The Associated Press
national, football championship
trophy.
The Tigers, whose sturdy de-
fense yielded only four touch-
downs in 10 games, drew a land-
slide vote in the final poll of the

BIG TEN LEADERS:
Van Pelt Tops Passers,
Pace Leads in Rushing

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Jim Pace, Michigan's M power-
packed sprinting halfback, reigns
as the Big Ten's leading ground
gainer, and scorer for 1957.
The 164 yards that Pace racked
up against Ohio State was enough
for, him to .finish ahead of Ohio's
injured Don Clark. Pace finished
the season with 584 yards -and
Clark, despite missing the final
two games, gained 515 yards.
Pace also captured scoring hon-
ors, with 54 points compared to
Clark's 48.
Jim Van Pelt, Michigan quar-
terback, took passing honors for
the season, mainly on the strength
of 7 touchdown throws and only
Middies Voted
Best in East
NEW YORK (A') - The Navy
football team, victorious over Army
and headed for the Cotton Bowl,
yesterday was named 1957 winner
of the Lambert Trophy, e'mble-
matic of eastern major college
football supremacy.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SCORES
Michigan State 74, Butler 55
Northwestern 97, Western Mich-
igan 78
Minnesota 66, Southern Metho-
dist 52
Purdue 79, Miami (0) 66
Ohio Univ. 76, Indiana 68
Illinois 100, Marquette 90
Wisconsin 63, South Dakota 56

two interceptions as compared
with 11 charged to Iowa's Randy
Duncan, who held a wide margin
in passing yardage. Duncan's
yardage total of 695, coupled with
52 yards running, was enough to
earn total offense honors.
Michigan State was the Big
Ten's leading team on offense and
defense, according to official con-
ference statistics.
The Ohio State Buckeyes were
only 14 yards a game behind the
Spartans in total and one point
per game behind in scoring. They
only had one pass intercepted all
season and lost the ball on fumbles
only 8 times.

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