|Posted by Joe Miller on July 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM|
Jack Strusowski, Bucky Buiano, Rocco Mumma played for Sallies back in early 1950's I was a student there at the time and played J.V. Ball under Coach James V "Buzzy" O'Niell , O.S.F. . When I watched these guys play ball, I was in awe and thought I'd like to play as well. Never happened as I was a big dummy and quit school to join he Marines to go away and fight a war. The war ended before I got there ! - Anyhow, this is about the real players and not aout me. Strusowski, and Buiano were like the Blanchard and Davis of Notre Dame Fame. ( Mr Inside and Mr Outside)
These guys were phenominal in their ability to get things done on the gridiron. Mumma was another story. He was good too, but he was more of a bulldog type of guy for short yardage plays. . ( Rocco Mumma later went to college and became a P.H.D.) I lost track of him and often wondered what became of him . I also wondered why Strusowski and Buiano never made it to the "Pros." - They were that good !