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Ramettes - Rockford Rams Head Tells Kiwanis Club Of Team's...
Rockford Rams Head Tells Kiwanis Club Of Team's Progress Professional football in Rockford has come a long way since 1891, when the city's first professional team played the high school team and lost 52-0, Bob Duchay told the Kiwanis Club at its Tuesday luncheon. Duchay, president and general manager of the Rockford Rams, said attendance averaged 4,000 per game last year and is looking for several "standing room only" games at Boylan stadium this year. By 1975, Duchay predicts, most cities the size of Rockford will have professional football teams. Club members learned that the term "semi-professional" no longer applies to such teams as the Rams. The team's annual budget is about $85,000, and some players are paid $250 to $300 per game. Freeport is represented in the Rams lineup with David Weisendanger, Bill Banks, Dan Humay, Rich Stallings and Ray Richardson. Duchay said 95 per cent of the players "in the Central States Football League are college graduates and last season more than 60 had been college All-Americans. Two Ramettes, Gloria Halgrimson and Paula Hobbs, assisted Duchay in his presentation.

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 04 Aug 1971, Wed,
  3. Page 12

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