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very early," he said. "I might have
been fourth down the line some
The chance to play tailback
wasn't the only reason McCallum
and his father chose Navy.
"We believe in work," the elder
said. "A place of discipline."
The younger McCallum agrees
that the strict military life at Navy
has helped him. "I owe a lot to
Navy," he said. "No way would
I be this mature at another college.
I'd be wild, running around all the
time. I feel a lot better about
myself now. In high school, I was
so shy I couldn't talk to girls, but
now I like expressing myself."
There was another reason
McCallum chose Navy. Since he
was a .young boy, Napoleon
always kept scrapbooks of flying
and airplanes, hoping that some
day he could become an astronaut.
But he discovered that being an
astronaut would be very difficult,
and he would have to take classes
such as physics, aerodynamics and
"I discovered NASA isn't like
Star Trek," McCallum said,
explaining why he'll stick to
McCallum switched to compu
ter science, where, he said, "I've
crammed things into my mind I
had no idea I could learn."
McCallum was also learning a
lot about football. His freshman
season, he gained 335 yards while
running behind career Naval
Academy rushing leader Eddie
Meyers. He began to gain national
attention when as a sophomore in
1982 he was fifth in the nation in
all-purpose running with an aver
age of 164.4 yards per game and
was 11th in the country in punt
returns with an 11.8 average. He
led Navy that year with 739 yards
After that season, McCallum
had a choice to make: if he stayed
at Navy into his junior year, he
would be committed to the Navy
for five years after graduation
from the Academy, five prime and
possibly very lucrative years he
could spend as a running back in
the professional ranks. He chose
to remain at the Academy. Does
he ever regret that decision?
"You think about the maybes
maybe I'd get hurt somewhere
else, maybe things wouldn't go as
well in the pros," McCallum said.
"This way IVe got something I
can't lose an education. Three
years ago, I made a commitment
the ball and he wants to run. I
hope we pass a lot, but you've got
to realize that a lot of it depends
on the game situation.
"When you've got guys like
Ethan Horton, Eddie Colson and
William Humes, it's tough not to
just let those guys have it. If we
run the football real well, there's
no sense in throwing it."
Anthony also enjoys passing the
football, but is very practical in
his approach. "IVe been pretty
pleased by the way things have
gone but there's always room for
improvement. I need to continue
to grow and learn some things."
As passers, the differences are
slight. Coach Crum says Anthony
has more speed,, and Maye the
stronger arm. Anthony says he is
more of a roll-out quarterback, a
la former UNC QB Rod Elkins,
while Maye is more in the vein
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to this place. I intend to keep it
... you don't hurt the ones you
McCallum's decision to remain
at Navy didn't surprise anyone
who knew him, but his perfor
mance on the field surprised a lot
of people last year including
"I never expected to have the
season I did," he said. "Especially
satisfying was the fact that my
performances didn't really dtop
off even after defenses started
keying on me. That's probably
more a credit to my offensive line
and other teammates than it is to
After such a grand junior year,
what can McCallum do to top it?
"This year I'm shooting for
more," he said. "If last season's
success has done anything, it has
made me that much more
"I guess if I had to give you some
numbers ... somewhere around
1,700 yards, and that on fewer
attempts than I had in 1983," he
said. "Team-wise, if we can spring
a few upsets, a bowl game would
be a possibility."
Those numbers, when coming
from McCallum, seem almost too
McCallum's running style is
very deceptive. He rarely takes a
full, hard shot. He has retained the
quickness and balance of a
wrestler, and it lightens the blows
he takes. Often he bounces off of
two or three would-be tacklers,
then slips through a hole and flies
Troy Hill, Pittsburgh's left
cornerback and tri-captain, after
having played against Kelvin
Bryant of North Carolina, Curt
Warner of Penn State and Eric
Dickerson of Southern Methodist,
said, "McCallum is the toughest
back, in terms of taking him down,
that I've ever faced."
Tranquill said this summer: "I
don't know if Napoleon can get
much better. He has a running
style all his own it's very subtle.
What made him better last year
was the strength and power he has.
He understands now what it is all
What it is all about, in terms
of the upcoming season, could
very well be Navy's third Heisman
Trophy winner. But McCallum, in
his cool, modest manner, smiled
and said, "The Heisman? That
type of stuff usually takes care of
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of Stankavage, who was a drop
"I'd like to think we're both well
rounded and can do all things,"
Anthony said, adding that it's
good that their styles aren't the
same. "Because when the game
rolls around, that's more that the
defense has to be ready for."
Maye admires the styles of
Anthony and Stankavage, and
said he is working on developing
those same qualities. "Both Scott
and Kevin are real comfortable up
there at center with the offense.
They're kind of keeping their
composure. These are things that
I try to do more of."
Afore of is what it's going to
take. After all, Maye is the
younger of the two. He's still the
underdog, and he knows it. So
spending their M-O-N-E-Y on D-E-F-E-N-S-E.
LOS ANGELES (11-5) The
Raiders will have some trouble on
offense this season, but backup QB
Marc Wilson should step in to lead
this team into the playoffs once
SEATTLE (10-6) Chuck
Knox's Seahawks looked like a
great team until running back Curt
Warner tore up his knee in the first
game. Now they'll probably still
make the playoffs thanks to a
vastly improved defense.
SAN DIEGO (9-7) Is Kellen
Winslow really retiring? What else
could he do but play football?
What will the Charger offense be
like without him? Is this just a plot
by Charger head coach Don
Coryell to keep everyone from
asking him about his defense?
DENVER (7-9) Look for
Denver's exciting young quarter
back John Elway. Not much has
been written about him. A real
KANSAS CITY (5-1 1 ) How
KC head coach John Mackovic
got to be an NFL head coach just
a few years after coaching a
terrible Wake Forest team is
DALLAS (11-5) The Cow
boys' playoff disasters of the last
few years should be overlooked
that they have managed to be so
consistently strong and dominant
is a sign of a remarkable organ
ization their Super Bowl titles
WASHINGTON (10-6) A
team with some definite question
marks: Riggins, Joe Washington,
Theismann. Jim Hart is not the
answer. But they'll get by this year
on the craftiness of head coach Joe
Gibbs. Gibbs wins by always
outguessing his opponent, which
was successful up until the last few
seconds of the second quarter of
the Super Bowl when....
NEW YORK (9-7) Phil
Milinichik will be joined by
senior A.V. Richards (6-4, 270),
at tackle. Larry Burnette (6-3,
256), another senior and former
walk-on, and junior John Smith
(6-4, 250) should man the guard
positions. Ron Kosar (6-2, 259),
a senior, will start at center.
When it's time to field a def
ensive team, Reed plans to play
five walk-ons, including walk-on
strong safety John McRorie (6-0,
187). Although the Pack lost all
conference inside linebackers
Vaughan Johnson and Andy Hen
del, Reed is confident that the
defense has improved at nine
"I think well miss them in che
middle, but I think the nine other
positions are stronger than last
year," Reed said. "Our front
defensive five is a little small,
Reed will go with walk-on
Dillard Andrews (6-1, 235), a
senior, at middle guard. Junior
Raymond Phillips (6-3, 243)
returns as a starter at defensive
tackle and will be joined by senior
Mark Shaw (6-6, 238). Shaw is
Juniors Mark " Franklin (6-1,
217) and Pat Teague (6-1, 219)
Simms is back and so is the Giants
ST. LOUIS (9-7) Slowly and
quietly, very slowly and quietly,
this is becoming a strong football
team. However, placekicker Neil
O'Donoghue keeps them two
years behind in their progress.
Dick Vermeil should not be a TV
DETROIT (10-6) The Lions
are doing their best to regain their
animal kingdom from the Tigers.
CHICAGO (9-7) See above
but substitute Bears for Lions and
Cubs for Tigers.
GREEN BAY (7-9) Is For
rest Gregg trying to be football's
answer to basketball's carpetbag
ging coach Larry "Heartbreaker"
Brown? Where did Gregg play
TAMPA BAY (7-9) It's
amazing that a team could have
such a topsy-turvy history under
one head coach. Will the real John
McKay please stand up?
MINNESOTA (4-12) Bud
Grant slowly left the Vikings with
less and less until they had
nothing, and then he left. Good
luck, Les Steckel.
SAN FRANCISCO (1 1-5)
Bill Walsh and 49ers sure aren't
afraid to take chances, but it sure
makes them unpredictable.
NEW ORLEANS (10-6)
What is Ken Stabler still doing in
this league? Fumbles travel further
in the air than some of his passes.
As long as Bum keeps Kenny on
the bench the Saints should make
the playoffs. Finally.
LOS ANGELES (8-8) Eric
Dickerson left, Eric Dickerson
right. Why does head coach John
Robinson always want one guy to
carry his whole team? It can't be
done in the NFL.
ATLANTA (6-10) By the
time the Falcons' defense is good
again, Steve Bartkowski and the
offense will either be lousy or gone.
have the unenviable job of replac
ing Johnson and Hendel at line
backer. Franklin started at outside
linebacker, and Teague was a
frequently-used reserve in the
Senior Frank Bush (6-2, 2 1 7),
a returning outside linebacker, is
a potential all-conference choice.
Bush is joined by junior walk-on
Benny Pegram (6-3, 225), a reserve
McRorie, who had a team
leading six interceptions last
season, and senior Dwayne Green
(6-1, 197), who claimed three
interceptions at free safety, head
a strong backfield. Walk-on Jeff
Byrd (5-7, 173), a senior who sat
out last season with a leg injury,
will start at cornerback with junior
Nelson Jones (6-1, 194), a return
Junior Mike Cofer returns as
the Wolfpack placekicker.
Although one tends to think
that State is hurting for talent due
to the emergence of walk-ons,
Reed has few qualms about the
"I think walk-ons add a great
dimension to the team," said Reed,
who regularly played walk-ons at
Miami of Ohio. "They know how
"Again, it's a business. "I think
some of the owners are hoping for
a merger. The Stars are worth $5
million and the Cowboys are
worth $75 million."
Fuller said that comparisons
between the two leagues are always
going to be there until the teams
meet on the same field.
"I wish that eventually we can
somehow play each other," he
said. "I think we'd be interested
in seeing how the stronger teams,
like the Stars, would do against
some of the NFL's teams. We may
not be in the class of the Raiders
and Redskins, but we could play
with the mediocre teams."
In the end, fruitless comparisons
go against Fuller's nature.
"Football is football," he said.
"They play in the NFL, that's their
job; we play in the USFL, that's
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sophomore Mike Junkin (6-4,
In "the secondary Duke returns
seniors Joby Branion and Darryl
Brunson (6-3, 205) at the corners,
and junior Howard Woods (5-10,
180) will take over the new rover
The least of Sloan's worries will
be the kicking game. It is solid.
Junior place-kicker Ken Harper,
who has tallied 109 points in the
last two years, is back. Also
returning is senior punter John
Tolish, who was the eighth-rated
punter in the nation last year with
a 40.8 average
Considering Sloan's defensive
worries, Duke will need to get
every possible yard out of Tolish's
foot in order, to keep the oppo
sition away from paydirt.
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seven starters and should at least
work better together. The play of
inside linebackers Malcolm Hair
ston and Tony Scott should be
fairly steady, and the secondary
returns all four starters.
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1983 record: 3-8
Coach: Tom Reed
Starters returning: Offense (6)
TE Jeff Brown, G Larry
Burnette, QB Tim Esposito, FB
Rickey Isom, TB Joe Mcintosh,
F Phil Brothers.
Defense (6) OLB Frank Bush,
T Raymond Phillips, ILB Mark
Franklin, SS John McRorie, FS
Dwayne Greene, CB Nelson
Forecast: After Reed's first
season at State, the Pack has
become accustomed to Reed's
style of coaching and will strive
for a winning season. Thirty-six
lettermen return, including
tailback and pre-season All
American nominee Joe
Mcintosh and record-setting
quarterback Tim Esposito. But
poor depth and a small
defensive front will be costly.
- Prediction : Sixth in the ACC.