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American Football League Most Valuable Players
During its ten-year existence (1960–1969), the American Football League The American Football League (AFL) was a major professional American football American football, referred to simply as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport A team sport includes any ...'s best player for each year was called the "Most Valuable Player" by some sports-news sources and the "Player of the Year" by others. The awards by the major services are shown below. 1960 Abner Haynes Abner Haynes (born September 19, 1937) is an American former professional American football, football player who was a running back in the American Football League (AFL). Early years and integration of major college football in Texas Born in Den ..., running back, Dallas Texans (UPI United Press International (UPI) is an international news agency whose newswires, photo, news film, and audio services provided news material to thousands of newspapers, m ...
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American Football League
The American Football League (AFL) was a major professional American football American football, referred to simply as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport A team sport includes any sport Sport pertains to any form of Competition, competitive physical acti ... league that operated for ten seasons from 1960 until 1970, when it merged with the older National Football League The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football American football, referred to simply as football in the United States and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rect ... (NFL), and became the American Football Conference The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two Athletic conference, conferences of the National Football League (NFL), the highest professional level of American football in the United States. This conference currently contains 16 ...
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Clem Daniels
Clemon C. Daniels Jr. (October 3, 1937 – March 23, 2019) was an American professional American football, football player who was a halfback (American football), halfback in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL). College career At Prairie View A&M University, he was voted to All-Conference honors during his sophomore and junior years, and captained the NAIA National Football Championship team in his senior year. He also completed the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Program at Prairie View A&M, later being a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve. Professional career Daniels was signed as a free agent in 1960 by the AFL's History of the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Texans, who, like other American Football League, AFL teams recruited players from small and Black players in American professional football, predominantly black colleges, which were mainly ignored by the conservative NFL. He was on the Texans' roster for ...
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New York Jets
The New York Jets are a professional American football American football, referred to simply as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular American football field, field with goalposts at each end. ... team based in the New York metropolitan area The New York metropolitan area, also commonly referred to as the Tri-State area, is the largest metropolitan area A metropolitan area or metro is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core Urban means "related to a city". In .... The Jets compete in the National Football League The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football American football, referred to simply as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport A team sport includes any s ... (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference The Ameri ...
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Joe Namath
Joseph William Namath (; ; born May 31, 1943) is a former American football American football, referred to simply as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport A team sport includes any sport Sport pertains to any form of Competition, competitive physical acti ... quarterback The quarterback (commonly abbreviated "QB"), colloquially known as the "signal caller", is a position in gridiron football Gridiron football,
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Daryle Lamonica
Daryle Pasquale Lamonica (born July 17, 1941) is a former American football quarterback who played in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons, primarily with the History of the Oakland Raiders, Oakland Raiders. He spent his first four seasons mostly as a backup for the Buffalo Bills, who selected him in the 24th round of the 1963 AFL Draft. Lamonica played his next eight seasons as the primary starter of the Raiders, including after they joined the NFL through the AFL–NFL merger. Nicknamed "The Mad Bomber" due to his affinity for throwing the long pass in virtually any situation, Lamonica led the Raiders to four consecutive division titles between 1967 and 1970, along with a Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl II. He was twice named American Football League Most Valuable Player Award, AFL Most Valuable Player (MVP), in addition to receiving three AFL All-Star selections, two NFL Pro Bowl selections, and two first-team All-AFL hono ...
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Jim Nance
James Solomon "Big Jim" Nance (December 30, 1942 – June 17, 1992) was an American professional American football, football player who was a Fullback (American football), fullback with the Boston Patriots during their days in the American Football League (AFL). He was inducted into the New England Patriots#Patriots Hall of Fame, Patriots Hall of Fame in 2009. He played college football for the Syracuse Orange football, Syracuse Orangemen. High school career Wrestling for the Indiana, PA high school, Nance was a two time Pennsylvania heavyweight champion in 1960 and 1961. It is said that the PIAA (PA's governing body) added the heavyweight class to accommodate Nance, who was too large for their highest weight class in 1959, which was 185 pounds. College career Starting for three years at Syracuse University, Nance tied the school record for career touchdowns (13) and led the Syracuse Orange football, Orangemen in rushing in 1964, scoring in ten straight games. In 1963 and 19 ...
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Jack Kemp
Jack French Kemp (July 13, 1935 – May 2, 2009) was an American politician and a professional gridiron football player. A member of the Republican Party (United States), Republican Party from New York, he served as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Housing Secretary in the administration of President George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1993, having previously served nine terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1971 to 1989. He was the Republican Party's vice presidential nominee in the 1996 U.S. presidential election, 1996 election, as the running mate of Bob Dole; they lost to incumbent president Bill Clinton and vice president Al Gore. Kemp had previously contended for the presidential nomination in the 1988 Republican Party presidential primaries, 1988 Republican primaries. Before entering politics, Kemp was a professional quarterback for 13 years. He played briefly in the National Football League (NFL) and the Canadian Football Leag ...
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Paul Lowe
Paul Edward Lowe (born September 27, 1936) is an American retired professional American football, football player who was a Halfback (American football), halfback for the Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League (AFL) from 1960 to 1969. He won an AFL championship with the Chargers in 1963 and a Super Bowl with the Chiefs in 1969. He played college football for the Oregon State Beavers football, Oregon State Beavers. College career Lowe attended Oregon State University and played under Oregon State Beavers football, Beavers coach Tommy Prothro. In his sophomore year (1956 Oregon State Beavers football team, 1956) he played as a reserve quarterback and running back, compiling 293 yards on 13 for 27 passing behind Joe Francis, and rushing 124 for 427 yards and 6 touchdowns behind Tom Berry. The team won the division, finished 11th nationally, and played in the 1957 Rose Bowl, where they lost for the second time to #3 ...
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Boston Patriots
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Gino Cappelletti
Gino Cappelletti (born March 26, 1934) is an American former Professional football (gridiron), professional football player. He played college football for the Minnesota Golden Gophers football, Minnesota Golden Gophers and was an All-Star in the American Football League (AFL) for the Boston Patriots, winning the 1964 Boston Patriots season, 1964 American Football League Most Valuable Players, American Football League Most Valuable Player award. Cappelletti is a member of the Patriots Hall of Fame, the Patriots' All-1960s Team and the American Football League Hall of Fame. He served as the Patriots' radio color commentator until July 2012. His nicknames included "The Duke" and "Mr. Patriot". College career Born and raised in tiny Keewatin, Minnesota, Keewatin in northern Minnesota, Cappelletti played college football at the University of Minnesota, where he was a quarterback, backing up All-American Paul Giel. Cappelletti kicked extra points, but the Minnesota Golden Gophers footba ...
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Oakland Raiders
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat A county seat is an administrative centerAn administrative centre is a seat of regional administration or local government Local government is a generic term for the lowest tiers of public administration within a particular sovereign state. Th ... of Alameda County, California Alameda County ( ) is located in the state of California California is a U.S. state, state in the Western United States. With over 39.3million residents across a total area of approximately , it is the List of states and territories of the .... A major West CoastWest Coast or west coast may refer to: Geography Australia * Western Australia *Regions of South Australia#Weather forecasting, West Coast of South Australia * West Coast, Tasmania **West Coast Range, mountain range in the region Canada * British ... port city, Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay 330px, A satellite image of the majority of the East Bay The East Bay is ...
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Tobin Rote
Tobin Cornelius Rote (January 18, 1928 – June 27, 2000) was an American football player who played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL), the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL), and the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos of the American Football League (AFL). Early life Born in San Antonio, to William Pemberton Rote, Jr. (1891–1950) and Augusta Marie (Tietschert) Rote (1896–1969). Rote attended Harlandale High School in San Antonio and graduated in 1946. He was named "most athletic boy" by his classmates. He is the cousin of former New York Giants receiver and sportscaster Kyle Rote, sharing paternal grandparents. College career Rote played college football at Rice University, Rice Institute in Houston, quarterbacking the Rice Owls football, Owls under head coach Jess Neely. As a senior in 1949 Rice Owls football team, 1949, Rote led the Owls to a 10–1 season, capped by a 27–13 win over 1 ...
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