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Eagles 'Peters Admits He's Emotional By RALPH BERNSTEIN jFrancisco State, talked about]back there with his fragile body and challenge us to come and get him. I think, here's a guy Associated Press Sports Writer! h' s ru g§ed nine-year climb to HERSHEY, Pa. (AP)-Floydi[ ec °S nition as One of the Peters, who was voted the out-i l e fg u e s to P defensive linemen. standing lineman in last Janu- 1 Professional football ·· in- ary's National Football League? volv ^ s a 8 reat de al of emotion," Pro Bowl game, has a quamff d the 31 'y ear ' ^ Peters idea idea of when a professional foot- w h ? Lcam V Ip '" 19oS as an _ n -i ,.. ' . eishth draft choice with thp troit and now Philadelphia, the prematurely bald Peters said, "the ability to change my style ball player becmes a pro. ,,,-·.. "Ynn'rP nnt a nrn nnH! vn.i Or6 leam In im[lal ^CKleS You re not a pro until you! "i have no trouble getting assistin° OP 64 others have a championshm ring on iemotional; , he observedfe fc j coaches and , , , v o u r ! "I just look across the line have - - -- · -- -- c j -*.« Mv*i.jr LW v»itHii£jc n i v otyic I can hit without getting arrest- to cope with the new breed ed. I get emotional." Peters recovered from 1965 knee surgery to help the Eagles Eagles tie for second place in the East last season. He led the team in initial tackles with 76, have When I came up, 225 pounds was big and you handled opponents opponents by pushing and shoving. "But now they grow the average average guard anrl "tackle . from 250 up, and you can't push and shove these guys. I had to develop develop a quickness, a mobility, knee I "have the scar This is 1 ·' Jl "" 1WIV *"" uas 1 L' C llllc U1 ueun aware Ior some time tliat f h e knack of catching a man off the year rL the n n - " said f°rT age ^'IT that q " ar " Peters is ° ne of tlie tou S hest de ~ balance - Y °» can't push a 26 the aSUnfdefwsiw'taS£h e r t a C k f f" d t h '" k , '° ni y self ! fenfier s in "« NFL. Then fans pounder more than eight yards the Phnadelphia Ea S ,e, 'a^Sc^^^ "» ^ J " ^ F-loyd is a Delaware County has in the parking lot. . i vie cue. |,., vc , 0 oxcr , j,j msf ,jf as rmich'vclopmm during tours of duty plays. "Now yen run into miii- Peters, a graduate of San,as we linemen. I see him stand,with Baltimore, Cleveland, Dc-itiple offenses; It places more ipressure on the interior linemen linemen to put on a pass rush still not be overpowered, by a running play." Peters, who is known as a good natured guy off the field, said there is no place for a thy neighbor attitude once the game starts. "You have to hit, really tackle, tackle, not just drag a man down. You have to tackle and enjoy it. You have to be mean," he said, flashing a grin which showed the void w^ere two teeth had been before a Buffalo Bills' lineman deprived, him of the choppers in a recent exhibition exhibition game. See what he "MEANS." '·

Clipped from Delaware County Daily Times08 Sep 1967, FriPage 18

Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, Pennsylvania)08 Sep 1967, FriPage 18
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