Behind the Numbers: #71-80, #74 Bob Rowe
KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The offensive side of the ball dominated the 71-80 collection with eight of the 10 best players being offensively gifted. Here's a look back at the players deemed best:
#71-John Lomokoski (1959-1961)
#72-Dominic Moran (2002-06)
#73-Dion Powell (1991-95)
#74-Bob Rowe (1964-66)
#75-James Blair (2003-07)
#76-Mark Schenk (1976-78)
#77-Jim Walker (1954-55)
#78-Robbie Krutilla (2003-07)
#79-Bud Sitko (1977-1980)
#80-Kelly Spielmaker (1983-86)
Out of the 10 best players to wear each jersey number is was a no-brainer who to chose for the best player 71-80. A gifted performer at his position and one of the best players to play on the defensive line.
Bob Rowe (1964-1966) has cemented his legacy as one of the best defensive tackle not only in WMU history but MAC history as well. Rowe during his junior and senior years totalled 211 tackles. He was MAC Lineman of the Year two straight years in 1965 and 1966. He was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 43rd pick in the second round of the 1967 NFL Draft.
The fans voted all week on who their choice was for the best player. After votes from wmubroncos.com and facebook.com/broncofans, the fans agree that Bob Rowe was the best player for numbers 71-80 with 44 percent of the vote. Dominic Moran and Kelly Spielmaker came in second with 14 percent.
The eight edition of the Behind the Numbers will be catching the stats of jersey numbers 81-90. Tune in Monday.