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Otis Taylor (born August 11, 1942, in Houston, Texas) was an American college and professional American football player, for Prairie View A&M University and the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs. Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 215 pounds, Taylor possessed sure hands and served as a devastating upfield blocker, springing Chiefs running backs for many long runs. August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Houston redirects here. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Prairie View A&M University is a historically black university located in Prairie View, Texas and is a member of the Texas A&M University System. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


Taylor was drafted by both the AFL (Chiefs) and NFL (Philadelphia Eagles) in 1965. He signed with the Chiefs. Taylor caught five touchdown passes during his rookie year, and followed that up in 1966 by leading the AFL with a 22.4 yd/catch average. (57) and 100-yard games (20), and was an All-Star three times. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ...


Taylor combined with running back Robert Holmes for the longest reception in Chiefs history in 1969 when he caught a pass for 79 yards, then lateraled to Holmes, who carried it another 14 yards for a touchdown. However, Taylor's most memorable highlight from that season came in Super Bowl IV on January 11, 1970, when he caught a short pass, turned upfield and stiff-armed his way to a 46-yard touchdown in the Chiefs 23-7 upset victory over the Minnesota Vikings. For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Date January 11, 1970 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Len Dawson, Quarterback Favorite Vikings by 12 1/2 National anthem Al Hirt Coin toss Game referee Referee John McDonough Halftime show Mardi Gras with Carol Channing Attendance 80,562 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969...


By the time his career was finished, Taylor owned the Chiefs' career records for receiving yards (7,306), receiving touchdowns and was, through the 2005 NFL season, the team's second leading all-time receiver with 410 receptions. The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ...


"Otis made my job easy," former Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson said. "If you got the pass to Otis, you knew he'd catch it." Len Dawson (born June 20, 1935) was an American football quarterback from Purdue University who played for three professional teams, most notably the Kansas City Chiefs. ...


See also

The following is a list of players that played for the 1960-1969 American Football League. ...

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Lamar Hunt | Mack Lee Hill | Jerry Mays | Fred Arbanas | Johnny Robinson | Chris Burford
E.J. Holub | Jim Tyrer | Mike Garrett | Len Dawson | Bobby Bell | Buck Buchanan | Otis Taylor
Ed Budde | Willie Lanier | Emmitt Thomas | Hank Stram | Jerrel Wilson | Ed Podolak | Jim Lynch
Abner Haynes | Jan Stenerud | Sherrill Headrick | Jack Rudnay | Curtis McClinton | Deron Cherry
Dave Hill | Art Still | Lloyd Burruss | Christian Okoye | Derrick Thomas | John Alt | Gary Spani
Joe Delaney | Jack Steadman | Neil Smith Lamar Hunt (August 2, 1932 – December 13, 2006) was a promoter of American football, soccer, tennis, basketball, and ice hockey in the United States and an inductee of the first three sports halls of fame. ... Mack Lee Hill American football Player born August 17, 1940 died December 12, 1965. ... 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. ... Fred Arbanas was the first tight end to play for the Kansas City Chiefs and established the tight end position for the Chiefs as a strongpoint. ... :See below for others of the same name Johnny Robinson (born 1938) was an American college and professional football player from Louisiana State University. ... A member of the Stanford University Athletic Hall of Fame, Chris Burford (born 1938) was a master of sideline receptions for the Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs. ... E. J. Holub was an American college and professional football player from Texas Tech University. ... Jim Tyrer was an All-American at Ohio State University under Woody Hayes. ... Mike Garrett (born April 12, 1944 in Los Angeles, California), a graduate of Los Angeless Roosevelt High School won the 1965 Heisman Trophy (best player in the nation) playing tailback (aka running back) for the University of Southern California Trojans. ... Len Dawson (born June 20, 1935) was an American football quarterback from Purdue University who played for three professional teams, most notably the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Robert Lee Bell, Jr (Born June 17, 1940, in Shelby, North Carolina) is a former American Football linebacker/defensive end who played for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Junious Buchanan (Born September 10, 1940, in Gainesville, Alabama, Died July 16, 1992) was a former American Football defensive tackle who played for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Ed Budde (born 1940), a product of Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri and later Michigan State University, was the No. ... Willie Edward Lanier (August 21, 1945, Clover, Virginia) is a former American Football linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Emmitt Thomas is an American football Player born June 3, 1943. ... Hank Stram being carried off of the field following his victory in Super Bowl IV with the Kansas City Chiefs Hank Stram (January 3, 1923 – July 4, 2005), was a former American Football coach. ... Jerrel Wilson (1941-2005) was an American collegiate and professional football player. ... Ed Podolak American Football player born September 1, 1947 in Atlantic, Iowa. ... Jim Lynch (born January 7, 1942 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA) is a contestant on the 11th season of Survivor. ... Abner Haynes (born September 19, 1937 in Denton, Texas) was a United States football player. ... Jan Stenerud (born November 26, 1942, in Fetsund, Norway) is a former football player for the Kansas City Chiefs (1967-1979), Green Bay Packers (1980-1983), and Minnesota Vikings (1984-1985) of the National Football League. ... Sherrill Headrick (born 1937) was an American college and professional football player from Texas Christian University. ... Jack Rudnay american Football Player Born November 20,1947 He was regarded as one of the NFLs finest centers during the 1970s. ... Curtis McClinton (b June 25, 1939) is a former American Football player. ... Deron Cherry is a former NFL strong safety who played for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Dave Hill (born February 1, 1941) was an American college and professional football player. ... Art Still ( born December 5, 1955) was a American football defensive player for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Lloyd Burruss (born October 31, 1957) is a former NFL safety who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1981-1991. ... Christian The Nigerian Nightmare Okoye is a former American Football running back for the Kansas City Chiefs (1987-1992). ... Derrick Vincent Thomas (January 1, 1967 – February 8, 2000) was an NFL linebacker who played his entire professional career for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... John Michael Alt (born May 30, 1962) was a offensive lineman in the NFL. He played his entire career with the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Gary Spani (Born January 9, 1956 in Satanta, Kansas) was a NFL linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1978-1987. ... Joe Delaney Joe Delaney (1958-1983) was an american football player in the National Football League. ... Jack W. Steadman (born September 14, 1928) is the former chairman, president and general manager for the Kansas City Chiefs professional team and has been associated with the team every year since its inception in 1960 as the Dallas Texans. ... Neil Smith (born April 10, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former defensive end in the NFL who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1988 to 1996, Denver Broncos from 1997 to 1999, and the San Diego Chargers in 2000. ...


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Otis Taylor has been called the Malcolm X of the blues, a visionary and the most relevant blues artist of our time.
Born in Chicago in 1948, Otis Taylor was introduced to jazz at a very young age and it wasn't until the Taylors' relocated to Denver that he was drawn to the blues, "Between my 50- year-old cousin, Matthew Yarber, and The Denver Folklore Center, I got turned onto the blues," said Taylor.
Otis Taylor may have taken a 20 year break, but his return was a wake up call to the blues community.
Jelly review: Otis Taylor (519 words)
Otis Taylor's painful cries on this release are the later of the two, like a kind of Bad News 'N Blues daily edition.
Taylor may be many literal years removed from their tragic circumstances, but he sounds only seconds away in emotional time and sure knows how to channel his ancestors' sorrows through song.
Taylor talks/sings this song in a way that may remind you of Bono in the midst of his American music baptism about a decade ago.
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