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THE stoppers

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With pass-happy quarterbacks like Houston's David Klingler (page 50) taking: to the skies, an enormous burden falls on the defensive back, who must be strong enough to tangle with a tight end and fast enough to outrace a wideout to the post

MIAMI SAFETY HURLIE BROWN SHOWS HOW TO SMOTHER A RECEIVER IN THE OPEN FIELD

THE MOVES OF SAFETIES ROBERT O'NEAL (LEFT) OF CLEMSON AND CHRIS CROOMS (6, RIGHT) OF TEXAS A&M WOULD PUT PRO WRESTLERS TO SHAME

WASHINGTON CORNERBACK DANA HALL (5) MADE OREGON'S JEFF THOMASON PAY FOR THIS CATCH

THIS BATTLE FOR THE BALL (LEFT) WAS WON BY TENNESSEE CORNERBACK JEREMY LINCOLN (WHITE JERSEY)

SAFETIES TIM PEYTON OF EASTERN KENTUCKY (IN RED, ABOVE) AND BRAD ARMSTEAD OF KENTUCKY (1) TURNED PASSES INTO
INCOMPLETIONS

A PAIR OF GATORS, CORNERBACK DEL SPEER (BLUE JERSEY, ABOVE) AND SAFETY WILL WHITE (2), GOT THE JOB DONE BY
TOPPLING THEIR OPPONENTS

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GEORGE TIEDEMANN

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TOM LYNN

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MICHAEL SCULLY

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RICHARD MACKSON

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JOHN BIEVER

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DAVID WALBERG

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BILL FRAKES

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JOHN IACONO