It seems that I have been inundated with great AFL images lately, and I love it! This is a new one to me, and though not from the same day, it reminds me of the 1960 Patriots practice film that I posted about back in September. This one also shows just how low-key the AFL was back in the early years. Can you imagine a kid getting this close to an NFL practice today?
That looks like Ed Songin at quarterback, and Jimmy Colclough beginning to run a pass route. Gino Cappelletti is bending over to pick up his helmet. In the background… I think that I see Ron Hall in #23 sweats, and Ross O’Hanley wearing #42? He wore #25 in games, but the numbers on practice gear often did not correspond to their game jerseys. Any idea who is walking next to O’Hanley?