Bob Kap, a Serbian soccer coach who moved to Texas to coach the Dallas
Tornado Soccer Team in 1967, ended up changing the way players kicked in
the NFL. He convinced teams to utilize European style kicking, where the
inside of the foot, instead of the toe, hits the ball allowing for more
accuracy and power. He also introduced cleats that have the laces
positioned to the outside, allowing for less interference from the
laces. These shoes have been pointed out on the news clipping.
The photograph displayed shows Kap with Toni Fritsch, a European soccer
player who Kap recruited for the Dallas Cowboys. Fritsch kicked for the
Cowboys from 1971 through 1975, during which time the Cowboys won Super Bowl
VI. Fritsch played for four additional NFL teams through the 1985 season.