Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
American Football League
|Don Maynard was a Hall of Fame wide receiver for the New York Jets franchise from 1960 to 1969. For which NFL team did Maynard play prior to joining the AFL?||The American Football League
New York Giants. Don Maynard is one of the greatest pass receivers in pro football history. He played for the New York Giants of the NFL in 1958 but was released after the season. In 1960, Maynard joined the New York AFL franchise, and the results were magical. Between 1960 and 1969, he caught 546 passes, including 84 touchdown grabs. Maynard combined with Joe Namath to form a potent passing duo. Maynard's number 13 jersey would later be retired by New York. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.
|Paul Lowe was a great running back in the AFL. He ended his career with the Chiefs in 1968-69. With which team did he play from 1960 to 1968?||The American Football League
Chargers. Paul Lowe started his pro career with the San Francisco 49ers in 1959, but he switched to the AFL's Chargers in 1960. Lowe used his blinding speed and durability to become one of the league's best rushers. He was named to the All-Pro squad for three seasons, and the Sporting News named him as Most Valuable Player in 1965. Lowe wore number 23 with the Chargers.
|This linebacker/punter played for the Chargers and the Bills from 1960 to 1969. After his retirement, he became a television/radio announcer. His first name is Paul. Can you supply his last name?||The American Football League
Maguire. Paul Maguire was perhaps the best punter in the AFL decade. He also played linebacker, getting nine interceptions. Maguire played with the Chargers from 1960 to 1963 and closed out the decade as a member of the Buffalo Bills. After his retirement in 1970, Maguire joined the broadcast booth, doing both professional and college football games. Paul Rochester played all ten seasons in the AFL decade as a defensive lineman with the Texans/Chiefs and the Jets. Jim Otto played with the Oakland Raiders from 1960 to 1974. Paul Krause played in the NFL from 1964 to 1979.
|Linebacker Larry Grantham played the entire AFL decade with the New York franchise. From 1960 to 1962, what was the original nickname of the New York team?||The American Football League
Titans. The New York Titans were in the AFL from 1960 to 1962, playing at the Polo Grounds baseball stadium. Their overall record was only 19-23, and the team was in danger of folding until it was purchased by a group of owners, including Sonny Werblin and Leon Hess. The New York Jets moved to Shea Stadium in 1964. Larry Grantham was an integral part of the franchise's history. This outside linebacker won All-Pro honors five times in his career and earned a Super Bowl ring for his efforts in the 1969 victory over the Colts.
|Gino Cappelletti played his entire AFL career with the Patriots, scoring 42 touchdowns and kicking 38 field goals. Which uniform number, later worn by Lions' superstar back Barry Sanders, did Cappelletti wear?||The American Football League
20. Gino Cappelletti, from Minnesota, was one of the most versatile players ever to play pro football. He was a wide receiver, defensive back, kickoff returner and placekicker at various points during his AFL career. He joined the Boston Patriots in 1960 after a stint in the Canadian Football league, and he stayed with the Pats for the entire decade. During his career, number 20 scored 42 TDs and kicked 38 field goals for Boston. By the way, Barry Sanders of Detroit had fairly good success wearing jersey number 20 from 1989 to 1998.
|Billy Cannon played end in the AFL for the Oilers and the Raiders. Previously, he had been an All-American running back for which university, known as the Tigers?||The American Football League
Louisiana State. Billy Cannon, from Mississippi, was a superstar for the LSU Tigers. He helped them win the 1958 NCAA championship and in 1959 won the Heisman Trophy. In 1960, Cannon gave the fledgling AFL instant credibility by signing with the Houston Oilers. Cannon played with the Oilers until 1964, when he joined the Oakland Raiders. He would finish the decade with the Silver and Black. In his pro career, Cannon scored over 60 touchdowns. Alabama's nickname is the Crimson Tide, Mississippi's teams are known as the Rebels, and Florida's nickname is the Gators.
|This quarterback played in the AFL for a decade with the Raiders, Bills, and Chiefs. He later coached the Raiders to Super Bowl victories in 1981 and 1984. His first name is Tom. What is his last name?||The American Football League
Flores. Tom Flores was a quarterback for the Oakland Raiders from 1960 to 1966, throwing 92 TD passes. After his retirement in 1969, he eventually became the head coach of the Raiders. Flores earned two Super Bowl rings at the helm of the Raiders, capturing Super Bowls XV and XVIII. Jim Hunt was a defensive lineman for the Patriots, Harry Jacobs played linebacker for the Patriots and the Bills, and Ron Mix was an offensive lineman with the Chargers. Hunt, Jacobs, and Mix all completed a decade in the AFL.
|This quarterback played for the Raiders and Patriots before joining the Jets in 1968. He was the backup QB to Joe Namath in Super Bowl III. Can you identify him?||The American Football League
Babe Parilli. Babe Parilli had an excellent AFL career, especially with the Patriots. He threw 132 TD passes during his seven years (1961-67) with Boston. In 1968 and 1969, he ended up with the New York Jets, where he became a backup quarterback to Joe Namath. Parilli also served as New York's holder for placekicker Jim Turner. He earned a Super Bowl ring in 1969 when the Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts. George Blanda was a quarterback and placekicker with the Oilers and the Raiders. Jacky Lee played quarterback for the Oilers, Broncos and Chiefs. Wayne Hawkins was an offensive lineman for the Raiders. All of these players are members of the AFL total decade club.
|Jack Kemp was an All-Star quarterback for the Chargers and the Bills in the American Football League from 1960 to 1969. After his retirement, he became a full-time politician for the Republican Party. In which year did Kemp run for Vice-President of the USA?||The American Football League
1996. Jack Kemp had an outstanding career in the AFL. He was named the league's Most Valuable Player in 1965 as he led the Bills to a championship. Kemp was also selected on seven All-Star squads. After his football career ended, Kemp became a U.S. congressman from New York State. In 1996, Kemp and Republican presidential candidate Robert Dole ran against Democratic incumbents Bill Clinton and Al Gore. The Republicans lost, 379-159 in electoral votes.
Syracuse. Schwedes was one of only three first round picks to sign with the AFL.
Gene Mingo, Denver. Mingo was the first African-American place kicker in pro football. He also scored 6 touchdowns as a halfback in 1960.
Dewey Bohling. Bohling played for head coach Sammy Baugh at Hardin-Simmons College in Texas.
Abner Haynes, Dallas. Haynes was a running back with Dallas, and was also the AFLs first Rookie of the Year Award winner.
Los Angeles,Oakland and Dallas. The Chargers shared the LA Coliseum with the Rams, the Raiders shared Kezar Stadium with the 49ers, and the Texans shared the Cotton Bowl with the Cowboys.
Chicago Cardinals. One of the reasons given for Hunt not being able to buy the Cardinals is because he wanted to move the team out of Chicago and relocate them in Dallas. The then-current Cardinal owners did not want to see the team moved. Ironically, by the time the AFL started a year later, the Cardinals had relocated to St. Louis.
Al Carmichael, Denver Broncos. Boston place kicker Gino Cappelletti scored the first AFL points with a field goal.
Frank Youell Field. The Raiders used both Kezar and Candlestick Park during the 1960 season, moving to the temporary Frank Youell Field in 1962.
Al Davis. Davis became Oakland's head coach in 1963.
Oakland. Although Oakland was one of the first year teams, the Raiders (originally called the Senors until public pressure forced a changed after two weeks) were only added to the AFL landscape after the Minnesota franchise dropped out to accepted an offer from the NFL to begin play in 1961.