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Encyclopedia > Jerrel Wilson

Jerrel Wilson (1941-2005) was an American collegiate and professional football player. He was a center at the University of Southern Mississippi, and played running back early in his professional career, after being drafted by Kansas City of the American Football League in 1963. But he became an All-AFL punter for the Chiefs. He played more seasons than any player in team history. Wilson's booming punts earned him the media nickname "Thunderfoot", because he frequently got the Chiefs out of the shadow of their own goal posts. To friends, he was "Duck", a lover of the outdoors. Conference AFC Division West Founded 1960 Home Field Arrowhead Stadium City Kansas City, Missouri Colors Red, white and gold Head Coach Dick Vermeil All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 364-320-12 The Kansas City Chiefs are a National Football League team based in Kansas... The American Football League was a professional league of American football which operated from 1960 to 1969. ... Kansas City generally refers to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, including: Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City, Kansas Other Kansas City areas include: Kansas City, Oregon Kansas City, Tennessee In computing, the term Kansas City standard refers to a standard for storage of data on audio cassettes. ...


Wilson had four punts of 70 or more yards in his career. He played for Kansas City for seven years in the American Football League, and 15 years altogether, a total of 203 games and 1,018 punts for the Chiefs. Wilson had a career average of 43.0 yards per kick and was at his best during big games. His average of 46.5 yards on 11 punts in two World Championship is a record. He was selected as a member of the American Football League All-Time Team. Wilson is a 1988 inductee of the Chiefs' Hall of Fame, and a member of the American Football League Hall of Fame. He died of cancer on April 9, 2005. The American Football League was a professional league of American football which operated from 1960 to 1969. ... Below is a list of professional football championship games in the United States, involving: the American Professional Football Association/National Football League, the first professional football league; the All-America Football Conference (AAFC, 1946-1949), the American Football League (AFL, 1960-1969); the World Football League (WFL, 1974); and the... The American Football League (AFL) All- Time Team was selected in 1970 by a panel of hall of fame selectors comprised of professional football writers from American Football League cities. ... The American Football League Hall of Fame in Amherst, New York exists only in cyberspace, to quote its founders. ...


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External links

  • American Football League Website (http://www.conigliofamily.com/AFLdotcom.htm)
  • Wilson's citation on the AFL Hall of Fame website (http://www.conigliofamily.com/TexansChiefs.htm#JERRELWILSON)
  • American Football League All-time Team (http://www.conigliofamily.com/AFLAllTimeTeam.htm)

 
 

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