- American Football League Rookies of the Year
In each year of its ten-year existence (1960 - 1969), numerous sports-news services named their choice for the
American Football League's best first-year player. The choices by the major services are shown below.
In 1960, though drafted by the NFL, Haynes chose to play for the American Football League's Dallas Texans, and led the AFL in rushing attempts, yards, and touchdowns in the league’s first year. Haynes helped launch the AFL as the fledgling league's first Most Valuable Player, and its first Rookie of the Year (in 1961, all players in the league were technically rookies). He captured the AFL's first rushing crown with 875 yards, and also led the Texans in receiving, punt returns, and kickoff returns.
EARL FAISON, defensive end,
San Diego Chargers
Despite being double and triple-teamed, Earl Faison was chosen as the AFL Rookie of the Year in 1961. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Faison blew by opposing offensive lineman on his way to smashing American Football League quarterbacks as one of the original "Fearsome Foursome", and was chosen to the AFL All-Star team in 1961.
McClinton had 604 Yards on 111 carries for a 5.4 yards per carry average and two touchdowns. He added 333 yards on 29 receptions and was a member of the 1962 AFL All-Star team.
|BILLY JOE, fullback,
An eleventh-round draft choice by the Broncos, Joe had 646 yards on 154 carries for a 4.2 yards per carry average, four rushing touchdowns, and a reception for a touchdown.
MATT SNELL, fullback,
New York Jets
Selected in the third round in the NFL draft, Matt Snell was picked in the first round as the first player drafted by the AFL's New York franchise after new owner
Sonny Werblinchanged the team's name from the Titans of New York. Snell rolled up 948 yards on 215 carries, for a 4.4 yards per carry average, with an additional 393 yards on 56 receptions, with four touchdowns rushing and one receiving. He was also named to the 1964 AFL All-Star team.
JOE NAMATH, quarterback,
New York Jets
Choosing the American Football League's Jets (and $427,000) over the NFL, Namath was 164 of 340 for 2,220 yards and 18 touchdowns in his rookie season for the Jets, and was selected to the 1965 AFL All-Star team.
BOBBY BURNETT, halfback,
Arkansas' Bobby Burnett had a combined total of 1,185 yards rushing and receiving at the halfback position, with over 12 yards per catch and 4 touchdowns on 34 receptions, and 766 yards on 187 rushes, with 4 rushing touchdowns. He was also selected to the 1966 AFL All-Star team.
George Webster created the "roverback" position, as a linebacker with a defensive back's moves and speed. He started as a rookie and had 15 tackles in his first game. The Oilers' defense held opponents under 200 points in 1967, helping them win the East Division title. He averaged more than ten tackles a game and was first-team All-AFL in 1967.
DICKIE POST, halfback,
San Diego Chargers
Dickie Post rushed for 691 yards and 7 touchdowns on 161 carries in 1967, and caught 32 passes with the Chargers for 278 yards and a touchdown. He made the AFL All-Star team in 1967 and would make it again in 1969.
PAUL ROBINSON, halfback,
Paul Robinson played only one year at the
University of Arizona, but in his first year as a professional, he gained 1,023 yards rushing and scored eight touchdowns. He was named to the 1968 All-AFL team and led the Western AFL All-Star team to victory over the Eastern All-Stars.
GREG COOK, quarterback,
University of Cincinnati's 6-foot-4, 220-pound quarterback Greg Cook stayed in Cincinnati to play professional football. In his rookie year, he passed for 1,854 yards and 15 touchdowns. Injury prevented him from reaching his potential with the Bengals.
Carl Garrett caught 29 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns in 1969, and ran the ball for over five yards per carry with 137 attempts for 691 yards and five touchdowns. He was also selected to the AFL All-Star team in 1969.
List of American Football League players
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
American Football League — This article is about the 1960–69 league which preceded the current AFC. For other uses of American Football League, see American Football League (disambiguation). For other uses of AFL, see AFL (disambiguation). American Football League Sport… … Wikipedia
Irish American Football League — Infobox sports league logo= pixels=1987 sport=American football founded=2001 teams=9 singles= country=IRL NIR champion=University of Limerick Vikings website= [http://www.irish american football.org/] The Irish American Football League (IAFL) is… … Wikipedia
American Professional Football League — Infobox sports league current season= pixels = 200px sport = Indoor football founded = 2003 teams = 10 country = USA champion = Kansas Koyotes website= [http://www.apflfootball.com/ APFL] The American Professional Football League (APFL) is an… … Wikipedia
Oxford Saints American Football Club — The Oxford Saints American Football Club compete in the BAFACL (British American Football Association Community League) in the UK. Currently the team compete at senior level in BAFL Division 1 South West Conference. The club are based at Abingdon … Wikipedia
Southern Sundevils (American football) — American football club name =Southern Sundevils founded =1987 logo =Southern Sundevils Logo 100.jpg logosize = city =Portsmouth misc = h pattern h = af h pattern la = h pattern b = blackshoulders h pattern ra = h pattern p = h pattern s = af h… … Wikipedia
National Football League Draft — The National Football League Draft is an annual event in which the National Football League (NFL) teams select eligible college football players and it is their most common source of player recruitment. The basic design of the draft is each team… … Wikipedia
National Football League Players Association — NFLPA Full name National Football League Players Association Founded 1956 Country United States Affiliation … Wikipedia
National Football League — Das Logo der National Football League Die National Football League (NFL) ist die amerikanische Profiliga im American Football. Sie besteht aus 32 Teams, die als Franchises in der National Football Conference (NFC) und der American Football… … Deutsch Wikipedia
NFL Rookie of the Year Award — Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Associated Press Version 1.1 AP Rookie Angriffsspieler des Jahres 1.2 AP Rookie Abwehrspieler des Jahres 2 United Press Internationa … Deutsch Wikipedia
Michael Clayton (American football) — For other uses, see Michael Clayton (disambiguation). Michael Clayton No. New York Giants Wide receiver Personal information Date of birth: October 13, 1982 (1982 10 13) … Wikipedia