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Champion Five Lions Are Honored; Hugh McElhenny Is Named Top Rookie Of '52 Season By FRANK ECK NEW YORK. Jan. 8-Ul-Pive 8-Ul-Pive 8-Ul-Pive 8-Ul-Pive 8-Ul-Pive members of the champion Detroit Lions have been selected for T h e Associated Press All-Pro All-Pro All-Pro two pla toon football team. Chosen for the offensive array were End Cloyce Box, Guard Lou Creekmur and Quarter-back Quarter-back Quarter-back Bobby Layne. Lions on the defensive squad are Tackle Thurman McCraw and Halfback Jack Christiansen. Four Cleveland Browns, who lost to the Lions in the champion ship playoff, were picked for the team after polling: Associated Press sports writers in the various National League cities. Browns named for the offensive eleven are Center Frank Catski and Guard Lou Groza. Those on the defensive setup are Guard Bill Willis and End Len Ford. 49ers Place Three The San Francisco 49ers. third place finishers in the Western Division Division won by Detroit after a playoff playoff with Los Angeles, surprisingly placed three men on the offensive team. They are Halfback Hugh McElhenny, the league's outstanding outstanding rookie. End Gordon Soltau and Tackle Leo Nomellini. Besides the Lions. Browns and 49ers on the offensive team others chosen are Tackle George Connor of the Chicago Bears. Halfback Eddie Price of the New York Giants and Fullback Dan Towler of the Los Angeles Rams. Players from five other teams besides the Lions and Browns were selected for the defensive eleven. Two Giants, Safety Emlen Tunnell and Tackle Arnie W e 1 n-meister, n-meister, n-meister, were the biggest vote getters. Also on the team are Guard Stan West of the Rams. End Peter Fihos and Linebacker Chuck Bednarik of the Philadelphia Philadelphia Eagles, Linebacker Jerry Shipkey of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Halfback Ollie Matson of t b e Chicago .Cardinals. Three teams Washington, Green Bay and Dallas failed to gain places on the 22-man 22-man 22-man squad. Based on league statistics, the offensive team is truly an outstanding outstanding unit. Towler Gained 894 Yards Towler, 220-pound 220-pound 220-pound Negro who played for Washington and Jefferson Jefferson during his collegiate career, led the league in ground gaining. In 156 a 1 1 e m p t s he gained 894 yards and averaged 5.7 yards per carry. Both figures topped the marks of Price who failed to regain the ground gaining title he won in 1951. McElhenny, a star at the University University of Washington, had the best ground gaining average in the league. On 98 attempts he averaged averaged seven yards and was the league's fourth best ground gainer. Bobby Layne got the quarterback quarterback spot after a close -vote -vote with Cleveland's Otto Graham. Layne ranked seventh in league passing yet he tossed 19 touchdown passes as against fourth ranked Graham's 20. However, the Lion coaches credited the team's offensive success success during the season, to Layne's play calling. He called every play himself and is one of the f e w T quarterbacks who can run with the balL Among the signal callers Layne was top ground gainer with a 4.4 average on 94 carries. Graham Graham is strictly a passer the best In the game, in fact. In a circuit featuring brilliant ends few could argue with the selection selection of Frisco's Soltau and Detroit's Detroit's Box. They finished one- one- two in the individual scoring race. Soltau led with 94 points, four more than Box who got his tallies on 15 touchdowns, high mark in the league. Soltau made seven touchdowns on passes, kicked 34 extra points in 36 attempts and made six field goals. Groza Acclaimed Cleveland's Lou Groza final-1 final-1 final-1 y received an honor which seemed seemed long overdue. Possibly the most accurate kicker in the game to day, Groza made the offensive team on his line play as a guard. However, in the booting depart ment he set a new field goal recora with 19 in "33 attempts. He made all 32 extra points attempted to finish third in league scoring with 89 points. The team, chcen after all games were played, was selected on the basis of reports from .Associated .Associated Press sports writers in each city where the pros played. In Saturday's Pro-Bowl Pro-Bowl Pro-Bowl game in Los Angeles. 18 of the 22 All Pros are scheduled to see action. HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSIVE ENDS Bill Eowton. Packers: Mac Speedie. Browns; Elroy Hirsch. Rams; Harry Grant, Eagles: Eagles: Leon Hart, Lions; Hugh Taylor. Taylor. Redskins. TACKLES: DeWitt Coulter. Giants: Bob Toneff, 49ers. GUARDS: Bruno Banduccl. 49-ers; 49-ers; 49-ers; John Wozniak, Texans: Dick Barwegan, Bears; Dick Stanfel, Lions. CENTER: Bill Johnson, 49ers. BACKS: Otto Graham, Browns: Norm Van Broklin. Rams; Pat Harder, Lions: Bob Hoernscheme- Hoernscheme- yer. Lions: Babe Panlli. Packers; George Taiaferro, Texans; Ray Mathews, Steelers; Eddie LeBa-ron LeBa-ron LeBa-ron Redskins: Joe Perry, 49ers. DEFENSIVE ENDS: Ed Sprinkle, Bears; An dy Rosbustelli, Rams; Jim Doran, Lions: Ed Henke 49ers. TACKLES : Ernie Stautner, Steelers; Vic Sears, Eagles; Jerry Groom, Cardinals; Don Colo, Texans. Texans. GUARDS: Dale Dodrill, Steelers; Frank Kilrov. Eagles. LINEBACKERS: Tommy Thom pson. Browns: Don Paul, Rams: Hardy Brown, 49ers; ' Chuck Drazenovich. Redskins. HALBACKS: Johnny Williams, Redskins; Herb Rich, Rams; Robert Robert J. Smith. Lions; Lowell Wag ner, 49ers; Warren Lahr, Browns; Russ Craft Eagles. $- $- Team Rassle Tonite Seen As Blood Go Wrassling thunder will shudder the framework of City Auditorium arena this Friday night as four determined mat characters go for everything in the pot including Juice out of the turnip. Hustling Henry Harrell. populai Vicksburg ruffian, returns to the wrassle front as he joins another favorite, oJhnnie (Frogman) Hen- Hen- ning for a team .match campaign against Bad soy cronin ana tret ty Boy Monroe, tough newcomer It s the main event, 90 minutes, two out of three falls. Preceding the battle for blood a couple of other top drawer duels are on the menu. First, Henning will warm up and tentatively test this Kansas City hurricane, Monroe. Second a seml-windup seml-windup seml-windup strong enough to head anybody's wrassl ing program: Jimmy Siksay ver sus reliable and clever Rex Mob- Mob- le. For scientific research, the cus tomers will find in the Siksay-Mob- Siksay-Mob- Siksay-Mob- Siksay-Mob- Jey duel a smart job of work. No grappler has won friends so quickly quickly in the ring here as Jimmy Siksay. Siksay. but he has some long furrows to plow when he matches ring savvy witn Rex Mobiey. For . boistrous, roway o r awis, however, the pasteboard investors are looking to the Harrell-Henning Harrell-Henning Harrell-Henning Vs Cromn-Monroe Cromn-Monroe Cromn-Monroe pumpk.n bash ing. There is a long story behind the feuding of Cronin and Harrell, and most of the fans know it from stem to stern. The night Cronin reached into his trunks and came out with that unidentified "The Thing" t rhill Harrell colder than a frozen mackerel (and went to jail for the freezing) will long be remembered by Jackson mat fans. Cronin has always denied he used a "foreign ' weapon ( I lust gave him a strong dose of pure old list"), but Harrell has a Iways maintained men don t blackout! like I did from 'pure old fist." Henry is bringing into the fight tonight his Rocket hold that he made famous in the Carolmas ( and I'm coming for blood") which should level .the matter of weapons. Cronin. however, asked for further further trouble last week when he pushed himself into a team match squabble involvling Johnie Henning; Henning; accused the Frogman of laying laying down on his partner. Bad Boy, therefore, can look for t r o u b Je from that source, too, and Henning Henning knows lots about making it . Pretty Boy Monroe is t h e unknown unknown quantity to local wrassl mg fans, but Cronin must know something about his ability to do some "thundering" on his own. He lost no time in getting him for a partner when the match was suggested. suggested. Monroe looks like dynamite in a large package. Olympic Ski Star Gives Birth To Boy In Vermont RUTLAND, Vt.. Jan. 8 jF) Olympic ski champion Mrs. Andrea Andrea Mead Lawrence ga'e birth t o d a y to her first child, an eight-pound eight-pound eight-pound nine-ounce nine-ounce nine-ounce boy. Winner of two gold medals in the Women's slalom and Alpine combined events in last yen's Winter Olympics, the 20-year-o 20-year-o 20-year-o 20-year-o 20-year-o 1 d skier is the wife of David Lawrence, Lawrence, also a member of the U. S. Olympic ski team. The couple was married ' at Davos, Switzerland, March 13 1951, while on a pre-Olympic pre-Olympic pre-Olympic ski tour of the continent: continent: Mrs. Lawrence is the daughter of the late Bradford B. Mead, developer developer of the Pico Peak Ski Area here, and Mrs. Janet Mead. Lawrence, president of PICO,

Clipped from Clarion-Ledger09 Jan 1953, FriPage 35

Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi)09 Jan 1953, FriPage 35
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