He hailed from little Williams College, where football was an afterthought and the team was called the Purple Cows. But Jack Maitland played big and the Colts took a shine to the Division III running back, selecting him in the 16th round of the 1970 NFL draft.
Sure enough, Maitland made the team, started several games, scored a couple of touchdowns and helped the Colts (11-2-1) win the Super Bowl.
“Having come from a dinky little school, and made the pros, is something I’m pretty proud of,” said Maitland, 69, of Pompano Beach, Fla. “I’m humbled and appreciative of what little I was able to accomplish.”
The first Williams player ever drafted, Maitland proved himself early...
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