Clipped From Red Bluff Daily News
Six From Chico State Named All-Conference Conference champion Chico State College, now officially heading for a spot in the Camellia Bowl next month in Sacramento, dominated the Far Western Conference football team selected by a vote of that circuit's coaches. Record-breaking receiver Rex Smith and rugged linebacker Jewell McCullar were named offensive and defensive players of the year lo lead a lisl of six Wildcals players divided among the first teams. The WilHcars completed their sweep of the top honors on the team when coach Pete Riehlman was selected as coach of the year. Smith, a 5-foot-ll, 186-pound end, pulled in 43 passes this season for 935 yards, erasing most of the school's single game and season receiving records. McCullar returned as an conference selection at linebacker and the 6-foot-2, 227- pound Richmond native is pushed at the Chico campus Ail-American honors. Other 'Cats to make the conference team included offensive tackle Bob Bonner, a foot, 246-pounder who was second team on defense last year; guard Mike Connors, a transfer from Weber State; defensive lineman Al Davenport (6-1,246), a former Willows School and Shasta College star, sn^ uim V/iikins, a. defensive back from Selma. Wilkins is a junior, the rest seniors. Honored on Ihe second leam offense were Tim Driver a I Center, back Dave Demek, and defensive back Dave Tetzel. Mike Salsedo and Tom Aldrich were honorable mention.