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PAGE 16 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8,1971 THE! JOURNAL on Got Big Break When Prothro LOS ANGELES (AP) — Willie Ellison said all he wanted was the opportunity to carry the football regularly. For four Seasons he got to play mainly when others were hurt. He wasn't always patient about his reserve, running back role with the Los Angeles Earns. He substituted himself into a game last year without the coaches' approval. But in the fifth season iri the National Football League the 26-year-6ld Ellison has broken into the starting backfield, finally shaking the typical assement of a rookie given by a Rams coach in 1968-^ \When he gains experience, he'll be a real good one.\- And the 6rfoot-l, 200^pound running back from Texas Southern is The Associated Press offensive player of the week in the NFL. The choice was ob- vious after he set a single-game NFL rushing mark of 247 yards in a 45-28 Victory Sunday over New Orleans. Ellison, whose 26 carries included an 80-yard touchdown run, broke the mark of 243 yards set by Cookie Gilchrist of Buffalo against the New York Jets in 1963. • His season-long goal has been to gain 1,000 yards, and he needs' only 71 to Teach the plateau with two games re- maining. As a rookie in 1967 he carried the ball from scrimmage only 14 times. In 1968, he gained 616 yards, getting to play because Les Josephsoh injured his Ach- illes tendon. But the past two seasons he has ac- counted for 437 yards as a second-string runner. \I really think that during the time I was trying to move into the starting offensive backfield Coach George Allen already had his mind made up on who was going to start,\ he said. But against the San Francisco 49ers last year* Ellison decided that he'd play. \Larry Smith was getting kihda dizzy and they still hadn't substituted for him,\ Ellison said. \He told me he was dizzy. On the next series I went in for him. None of the coaches knew it because at the time each one had thought the other had sentme in.\ All Ellison did was score three touch- downs as the Rams defeated the 49ers, 30-13. \After five years,\ said Ellison with sarcasm, \I'm sure I have the ex- perience.\ But it wasn't until Tommy Prothro succeeded Allen as Rams' head coach that EUisoh felt he was given a fair shot. \When ne first Came,\ Ellison said of Prothro, \he'said he had heard a lot about me, a lot positive. and a lot negative. But he said he was hot going to be influenced and was giving me a chance to prove myself;\ Ellison said he's looking forward to playing against the Alleri^coached Redskins \but there won't be anything different in the way I.play. It's another game and another opportunity.\ But he added: \if I can do it (reach the 1,000-yard mark) against them, I will be more satisfied.\ Pats' Adams Shined Against • 5 namic > NEW YORK (AP) — \I like being No. 2,\ says New England's rookie, deien- sive tackle, Julius Adams. . But today he's No. 1—selected the Defensive Player of the Week \in the National Football League by The Associated Press for the contributions he made in the Patriots' 34-13 upset of the Miami Dolphins last Sunday. Adams has applied the No.. 2 label to himself ever since the draft when the Patriots made quarterback Jim Plurikett their No. 1 draft choice and selected Adairis on the second round, precipitating a series of \Julius Who\?\- questions from their fans. Adams was overshadowed again against the Dolphins as Plunkett hit on 16 of 23 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns, But it was the Patriots' defensive unit; as much as anything, that was responsible for the upset. The unit limited Miami's strong running game, led by Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick, to under 100 yards and Adams personally was responsible for seven tackles while assisting on three others. That left Coach John Mazur emphasizing: . \Adams means to us on defense what Plunkee means to us on offense.\ Adams, who insists without tongue-in- cheek \I like being No. 2 because I work harder then,\ is a 6-foot-4, 258-pound product of Texas Southern who has been starting since the third game of the season when he stepped in for the in- jured Houston Antwine. Since then he has been the leading tackier among the linemen with 76 to his credit and has so impressed the New England coaching staff with his ability and quickness that they are talking of a possible shift to middle linebacker next year. \He's got the greatest Combination you can ask for—he's extremely fast and' on top of that he has unusual strength,\ says assistant coach Dick Evans. \It's hard to find so much of those two things together. In addition, his greatest asset of all, is that he loves to work hard. Every day he practices is like a game to him.\ Also given strong consideration for the weekly award were linebacker Chris Hanburger of the Washington Redskins and defensive back John Charles of the Houston Oilers. Hanburger started a string, of five Washington interceptions by picking off a Fran farkenton pass and setting up the first score in a 23-7 victory over the New York Giants that kept the Redskins in the battle for the National Conference East title. Charles intercepted two passes as the Oilers defeated Pittsburgh 29-3 and eliminated the Steelers from title con- tention in American Conference Central. Trevino Wins Golfing Award, Lauds Nicklaus NEW YORK (AP) — Lee Trevino is golf's Player of the Year but his own personal vote, he admits, goes to Jack Nicklaus. . , \That man is out of this world-^he is almost inhuman,\ the garrulous, wisecracking Mexican-American from El Paso, Tex.j said after being named Tuesday as pro golf's Player of the Year. • \I've heard all these tales about Walter Hagen, Bob Jones and Ben Hogan—I've even played with Ben Hogan—and I know they were great. \I don't want to appear disrespectful. I am proud of these men for what they did to keep the game alive. But 1 don't think any golfer who ever lived in as good as Jack Nicklaus.\ Trevino was the overwhelming choice of his fellow pros for the annual award presented by Golf iVTagazijie. He flew into New York to be toasted and grilled by the press. Both Nicklaus and Trevino closed out their 1971 golf campaign Monday in the Disney World at Orlando, Nicklaus winning the event to capture the year's money-winning honors with a record $244,490.50. Trevino, who led most of the year, was second with 231,202.97. \ Jack playedin only 18 tournaments, I played in 31,\ Trevino said, refusing to point out that his 31 included the British, U.S. and Canadian Open titles in the space of four weeks. ' \Nicklaus should be the favorite every time he tees u p the ball-^-Be's that good. > He's powerful, we all know that. But he's also a shotmaker. He has tremendous touch. \Take any tournament. Co you know of any five men you'd take against Nickiaus? No, sir, he's the best. I hear some other pros say he can't drive well or he's weak on this iron or that iron. He's not weak anywhere.\ Pick the Winners... 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