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Presenting the 1973 Edition of the NEW YORK GIANTS... [[images - 10 black and white headshot photographs of Giant players]] Tom Gatewood John Mendenhall Otto Brown Rocky Thompson Henry Reed Ron Johnson Carl Lockhart Willie Young Rich Glover John Billizon [[boxed]] GIANTS 1973 SCHEDULE (Home games in Capitals Sept. 16 - HOUSTON 23 - PHILADELPHIA 30 - At Cleveland Oct. 7 - GREEN BAY 14 - WASHINGTON 21 - at Dallas 28 - at St. Louis Nov. 4 - at Oakland 11 - DALLAS 18 - ST. LOUIS 25 - at Philadelphia Dec. 2 - at Washington 10 - at Los Angeles (Mon. night) 16 - MINNESOTA [[/boxed]] Capsule Look at '73 Draft BRAD VAN PELT, LINEBACKER, 6-5 235 MICHIGAN STATE Round: 2 Van Pelt has superior ratings from the pro scouts who feel that his potential is at outside linebacker, the position that the giants envision for him as well. Michigan State Coach Duffy Daughtery says of Van Pelt, "he could play all 22 positions in football-plus he can kick off or kick field goals . . . he's the best all-around football player I've ever coached, including George Webster." Three-year totals show 14 interceptions. Named to First-Team All-America by AP, UPI, Football Writers of America, NEA and Coaches All-America. Also letters in baseball and basketball. Also named to All-American teams as a junior and to All-Big 10 teams three years running. Brad is married to the former Mary Scott and is majoring in physical education at MSU. RICH GLOVER, DEFENSIVE TACKLE, 6-1 240 NEBRASKA Round: 3 Another unanimous All-American choice, Glover had a glittering career at Nebraska, winning honors nationally the past two seasons. In 1972, the Jersey City, N.J. product was named to the First Team All-America by AP, UPI, NEA, Coaches' All-America, Football News and Walter Camp, giving the Giants two players in the first two rounds who made a virtual sweep of the All-American honors. Glover also annexed the Outland Trophy. Glover's three-year credentials at Nebraska are of an eye-popping nature. In addition to his All-American ratings, he was also picked as the MVP in the Orange Bowl against Alabama, and his career totals on defense show 112 unassisted tackles, as well as 109 assisted tackles. A product of Snyder High School in Jersey City. JOHN BILLIZON, DEFENSIVE END, 6-4 255 GRAMBLING Round: 17 Gets his ratings from assistant coach Emlen Tunnell who feels that this big, strong player has enough potential for a look in training camp. Tunnell rates Billizon as a solid against the run and with enough speed to become a good pass-rusher as well. Married to an Army veteran.
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