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Jerry Mays (born 1939) was an American college and professional football player from Southern Methodist University, where he had been a co-captain and an All-Southwest Conference defensive tackle. The Dallas Texans drafted Mays in 1961,in the fifth round. Mays was also drafted by the Vikings, but chose to play in the American Football League, near his home in Dallas. He was a force at end on the Texans' and Kansas City Chiefs' vaunted defensive line, after starting his professional career playing defensive tackle. 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Southern Methodist University, often known by its acronym of SMU, is a private university in University Park, Texas, USA. University Park is one of two adjacent Dallas suburbs sometimes called The Bubble (the other being Highland Park) because they are surrounded by the city of Dallas and are two of... Dallas Texans has been the name of various American football teams. ... The American Football League was a professional league of American football which operated from 1960 to 1969. ... 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...

A six-time AFL All-Star, Jerry Mays was selected to the All-Star team at two different positions: at defensive tackle in 1962 and 1964, and at defensive end in 1965 through 1968.

An emotional, durable competitor with speed, agility and strong "second effort", Mays played in 126 straight games for the AFL Texans and Chiefs, and once recovered and returned a Jets' fumble 58 yards for a touchdown. He was not only an AFL player but an AFL fan, who empathized with Titans players when their paychecks were late and celebrated with Broncos players when they burned their infamous vertically striped socks. His contribution to the Chiefs' strong defense helped them throttle the Vikings in the final AFL-NFL World Championship game after the 1969 season. 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...

Mays is a member of the All-time All-AFL Team, and the American Football League Hall of Fame. Mays died of cancer in 1994. The American Football League Hall of Fame in Amherst, New York exists only in cyberspace, to quote its founders. ...


PLAYERS Lance Alworth (born 1940, holds all-time record for most games, career, with over 200 yards receiving [5]) Houston Antwine (born 1939) Fred Arbanas (born 1939) Bobby Bell Elvin Bethea Randy Beverly (born 1944, intercepted two passes in the end zone in Super Bowl III) Verlon Biggs Fred Biletnikoff...

External links

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

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