As some of you already know, my grandfather had a fairly distinguished pro football career. His last position before he retired was as Defensive Coach and Offensive Line Coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1962-1965. I've been posting some of his stuff on different SB Nation blogs, but I do have some Tennessee related stuff here. He always gave a tryout to anybody from Tennessee. Didn't matter the talent level, he would at least give them a shot.
Here are some of his documents related to his scouting of the 1963 Tennessee squad for the Steelers.
After the jump to save space.
These first two are scouting reports on potential pro prospects. His handwriting may be tough to read on the second one, but there is a portion on Steve DeLong in there:
And these last three are the "not for publication" copy of the 1963 roster sent to pro teams:
Hope y'all enjoy a little glimpse at the past!