American Football League Most Valuable Player Award
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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 also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a re ...
'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

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, running back, Dallas Texans (AFL), Dallas Texans (UPI, Associated Press, AP)


1961

George Blanda, quarterback, Houston Oilers (UPI, Associated Press, AP, The Sporting News, TSN)


1962

Cookie Gilchrist, fullback, Buffalo Bills (UPI, Associated Press, AP) Len Dawson, quarterback, Dallas Texans (AFL), Dallas Texans (The Sporting News, TSN)


1963

Lance Alworth, flanker, San Diego Chargers (UPI) Tobin Rote, quarterback, San Diego Chargers (Associated Press, AP) Clem Daniels, halfback, Oakland Raiders (The Sporting News, TSN)


1964

Gino Cappelletti, flanker and placekicker, Boston Patriots (UPI, Associated Press, AP, The Sporting News, TSN)


1965

Paul Lowe, halfback, San Diego Chargers (UPI, The Sporting News, TSN) Jack Kemp, quarterback, Buffalo Bills (Associated Press, AP)


1966

Jim Nance, fullback, Boston Patriots (UPI, Associated Press, AP, The Sporting News, TSN)


1967

Daryle Lamonica, quarterback, Oakland Raiders (UPI, Associated Press, AP, The Sporting News, TSN)


1968

Joe Namath, quarterback, New York Jets (UPI, Associated Press, AP, The Sporting News, TSN)


1969

Daryle Lamonica, quarterback, Oakland Raiders (UPI, The Sporting News, TSN) Joe Namath, quarterback, New York Jets (Associated Press, AP)


See also

*UPI AFL-AFC Player of the Year


References

* * {{cite web, title=UPI AFL Player of the Year Winners, url=https://www.pro-football-reference.com/awards/afl-upi-player-of-the-year-award.htm, website=Pro-Football-Reference.com, publisher=Sports Reference, accessdate=July 13, 2017 American Football League Most Valuable Players,