By John Turney
There were two tackles and three guards. Two defensive ends and tackles yet four linebackers, two corners (halfbacks) and three safeties. As Paul Zimmerman once wrote, "They don't line up that way".
Here is the official team:
Now, here are our selections:
Raymond Berry (on our 1955-65 team), Tom Fears (on our 1945-55 team), and Bobby Walston. Jim Parker (only 3 seasons in the 1950s) is on the 1955-65 team and our 1960s team as a guard. It was hard leaving out Doug Atkins but Brito was better during this decade and Atkins dominance was the mid-1950s to the end of his career.
We went with a 4-3 defense but could have added middle guards for the first-half, but the best ones didn't get a lot of time in during the decade and fit with other teams.
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