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The Sporting News

American Football League
All-League Players
1960 ~ 1969

 
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      The Sporting News (TSN), which always treated the AFL fairly, published an 'American Football League Guide' from 1960 through 1969, and included an AFL All-League Team for each year, even 1960, when the AFL did not hold an All-Star Game. 
         From 1960 through 1966, TSN published a list of AFL All-League Players selected by the players themselves.  From 1967 through 1969, TSN's 'American Football League Guide' listed a team that was a consensus of Associated Press (AP), United Press International (UPI), Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), and TSN
         In 1960, the AFL All-League team was comprised of an 11-player offensive squad and an 11-player defensive squad.  No kickers or coaches were named.  By 1969, the offensive squad had two 'wide receivers', a tight end, two tackles, two guards, a center, a quarterback, two 'running backs' and a fullback, placekicker and punter for a total of 11 men.  The 1969 AFL All-League defensive squad had two ends, two tackles, a middle linebacker, two outside linebackers, two cornerbacks and two safeties, again a total of 11.  Between 1960 and 1969, AFL All-League offensive squads may have included extra receivers, as well as kickers and punters, with up to 14 players.  The defensive squads evidently contained only 11 players in each year.
          These were AFL All-League players, as opposed to the Eastern Division and Western Division AFL All-Star squads that were chosen to play in the AFL All-Star Game from the post-1961 through the post-1964 seasons and the post-1966 through the post-1969 seasons.  After the 1965 season a special one-time format was used for the game, in which the 1965 Champion Buffalo Bills played a team made up of All-Stars from all the other AFL teams.   Generally, players on the American Football League All-League squad also played in the American Football League All-Star Game, although in some instances injuries affected the game squads.
           Below is a list of each year's AFL All-League selections.  A page showing all AFL All-Star game participants is under construction.  The players' positions are given as they were reported at the time, thus what we might call today a 'safety' is simply called 'back' in the earliest defensive squad selections.  Clicking on a team name will take you to Remember the AFL's team page.  Clicking on a player's name will take you to his Wikipedia biography.   If no Wikipedia page exists for the player, you can start one.


1960 AFL ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS
(selected by fellow American Football League players)
(for more details on 1960 AFL All-League players, click here)

Offense
Defense
Bill Groman Houston Oilers End
Lionel Taylor Denver Broncos End
Rich Michael Houston Oilers Tackle
Ron Mix San Diego Chargers Tackle
Bill Krisher Dallas Texans Guard
Bob Mischak New York Titans Guard
Jim Otto Oakland Raiders Center
Jack Kemp San Diego Chargers Quarterback
Paul Lowe San Diego Chargers Halfback
Abner Haynes Dallas Texans Halfback
Dave Smith Houston Oilers Fullback
LaVerne Torczon Buffalo Bills End
Mel Branch Dallas Texans End
Bud McFadin Denver Broncos Tackle
Volney Peters Los Angeles Chargers Tackle
Archie Matsos Buffalo Bills Linebacker
Sherrill Headrick Dallas Texans Linebacker
Tommy Addison Boston Patriots Linebacker
Richie McCabe Buffalo Bills Back
Dick Harris Los Angeles Chargers Back
Ross O'Hanley Boston Patriots Back
Goose Gonsoulin Denver Broncos Back

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1961 AFL ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS
(selected by fellow American Football League players)

Offense
Defense
Lionel Taylor Denver Broncos End
Charlie Hennigan Houston Oilers End
Ron Mix San Diego Chargers Tackle
Al Jamison Houston Oilers Tackle
Bob Mischak New York Titans Guard
Charley Leo Boston Patriots Guard
Jim Otto Oakland Raiders Center
George Blanda Houston Oilers Quarterback
Abner Haynes Dallas Texans Halfback
Billy Cannon Houston Oilers Halfback
Bill Mathis New York Titans Fullback
Earl Faison San Diego Chargers End
Don Floyd Houston Oilers End
Bud McFadin Denver Broncos Tackle
Chuck McMurtry Buffalo Bills Tackle
Sherrill Headrick Dallas Texans Linebacker
Archie Matsos Buffalo Bills Linebacker
Chuck Allen San Diego Chargers Linebacker
Tony Banfield Houston Oilers Back
Dick Harris San Diego Chargers Back
Dave Webster Dallas Texans Back
Charley McNeil San Diego Chargers Back


1962 AFL ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS
(selected by fellow American Football League players)

Offense
Defense
Dave Kocourek San Diego Chargers End
Charlie Hennigan Houston Oilers End
Chris Burford Dallas Texans Flanker
Eldon Danenhauer Denver Broncos Tackle
Jim Tyrer Dallas Texans Tackle
Ron Mix San Diego Chargers Guard
Bob Talamini Houston Oilers Guard
Jim Otto Oakland Raiders Center
Len Dawson Dallas Texans Quarterback
Abner Haynes Dallas Texans Halfback
Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo Bills Fullback
Don Floyd Houston Oilers End
Mel Branch Dallas Texans End
Bud McFadin Denver Broncos Tackle
Jerry Mays Dallas Texans Tackle
Sherrill Headrick Dallas Texans Linebacker
Larry Grantham New York Titans Linebacker
E.J. Holub Dallas Texans Linebacker
Tony Banfield Houston Oilers Back
Fred Williamson Oakland Raiders Back
Goose Gonsoulin Denver Broncos Back
Bob Zeman Denver Broncos Back


1963 AFL ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS
(selected by fellow American Football League players)

Offense
Defense
Fred Arbanas Kansas City Chiefs End
Art Powell Oakland Raiders End
Lance Alworth San Diego Chargers Flanker
Ron Mix San Diego Chargers Tackle
Jim Tyrer Kansas City Chiefs Tackle
Billy Shaw Buffalo Bills Guard
Bob Talamini Houston Oilers Guard
Jim Otto Oakland Raiders Center
Tobin Rote San Diego Chargers Quarterback
Clem Daniels Oakland Raiders Halfback
Keith Lincoln San Diego Chargers Fullback
Larry Eisenhauer Boston Patriots End
Earl Faison San Diego Chargers End
Tom Sestak Buffalo Bills Tackle
Houston Antwine Boston Patriots Tackle
Archie Matsos Buffalo Bills Middle Linebacker
E.J. Holub Kansas City Chiefs Corner Linebacker
Tommy Addison Boston Patriots Corner Linebacker
Dave Grayson Kansas City Chiefs Corner Back
Fred Williamson Oakland Raiders Corner Back
Freddy Glick Houston Oilers Safety
Goose Gonsoulin Denver Broncos Safety


1964 AFL ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS
(selected by fellow American Football League players)

Offense
Defense
Fred Arbanas Kansas City Chiefs End
Art Powell Oakland Raiders End
Lance Alworth San Diego Chargers Flanker
Ron Mix San Diego Chargers Tackle
Jim Tyrer Kansas City Chiefs Tackle
Billy Shaw Buffalo Bills Guard
Bob Talamini Houston Oilers Guard
Jim Otto Oakland Raiders Center
Babe Parilli Boston Patriots Quarterback
Keith Lincoln San Diego Chargers Halfback
Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo Bills Fullback
Earl Faison San Diego Chargers End
Larry Eisenhauer Boston Patriots End
Tom Sestak Buffalo Bills Tackle
Jerry Mays Kansas City Chiefs Tackle
Nick Buoniconti Boston Patriots Middle Linebacker
Tommy Addison Boston Patriots Corner Linebacker
Larry Grantham New York Jets Corner Linebacker
Willie Brown Denver Broncos Corner Back
Dave Grayson Kansas City Chiefs Corner Back
Freddy Glick Houston Oilers Safety
Dainard Paulson New York Jets Safety


1965 AFL ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS
(selected by fellow American Football League players)

Offense
Defense
Willie Frazier Houston Oilers End
Art Powell Oakland Raiders End
Lance Alworth San Diego Chargers Flanker
Jim Tyrer Kansas City Chiefs Tackle
Eldon Danenhauer Denver Broncos Tackle
Billy Shaw Buffalo Bills Guard
Bob Talamini Houston Oilers Guard
Jim Otto Oakland Raiders Center
Jack Kemp Buffalo Bills Quarterback
Keith Lincoln San Diego Chargers Halfback
Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo Bills Fullback
Pete Gogolak Buffalo Bills Kicker
Curley Johnson New York Jets Punter
Earl Faison San Diego Chargers End
Jerry Mays Kansas City Chiefs End
Tom Sestak Buffalo Bills Tackle
Ernie Ladd San Diego Chargers Tackle
Nick Buoniconti Boston Patriots Middle Linebacker
Bobby Bell Kansas City Chiefs Corner Linebacker
Mike Stratton Buffalo Bills Corner Linebacker
Dave Grayson Kansas City Chiefs Corner Back
Butch Byrd Buffalo Bills Corner Back
George Saimes Buffalo Bills Safety
Johnny Robinson Kansas City Chiefs Safety


1966 AFL ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS
(selected by fellow American Football League players)

Offense
Defense
Fred Arbanas Kansas City Chiefs End
Art Powell Oakland Raiders End
Lance Alworth San Diego Chargers Flanker
Jim Tyrer Kansas City Chiefs Tackle
Sherman Plunkett New York Jets Tackle
Billy Shaw Buffalo Bills Guard
Bob Talamini Houston Oilers Guard
Jim Otto Oakland Raiders Center
Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback
Clem Daniels Oakland Raiders Halfback
Jim Nance Boston Patriots Fullback
Gino Cappelletti Boston Patriots Kicker
Bob Scarpitto Denver Broncos Punter
Jerry Mays Kansas City Chiefs End
Larry Eisenhauer Boston Patriots End
Houston Antwine Boston Patriots Tackle
Buck Buchanan Kansas City Chiefs Tackle
Nick Buoniconti Boston Patriots Middle Linebacker
Mike Stratton Buffalo Bills Corner Linebacker
Bobby Bell Kansas City Chiefs Corner Linebacker
Dave Grayson Kansas City Chiefs Cornerback
Butch Byrd Buffalo Bills Cornerback
Johnny Robinson Kansas City Chiefs Safety
George Saimes Buffalo Bills Safety


1967 AFL ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS
(consensus by AP, UPI, NEA, and TSN)

Offense
Defense
George Sauer New York Jets End
Billy Cannon Oakland Raiders End
Lance Alworth San Diego Chargers Flanker
Ron Mix San Diego Chargers Tackle
Jim Tyrer Kansas City Chiefs Tackle
Bob Talamini Houston Oilers Guard
Walt Sweeney San Diego Chargers Guard
Jim Otto Oakland Raiders Center
Daryle Lamonica Oakland Raiders Quarterback
Mike Garrett Kansas City Chiefs Running Back
Jim Nance Boston Patriots Running Back
Ben Davidson Oakland Raiders End
Pat Holmes Houston Oilers End
Buck Buchanan Kansas City Chiefs Tackle
Tom Keating Oakland Raiders Tackle
Nick Buoniconti Boston Patriots Middle Linebacker
George Webster Houston Oilers Corner Linebacker
Bobby Bell Kansas City Chiefs Corner Linebacker
Miller Farr Houston Oilers Cornerback
Butch Byrd Buffalo Bills Cornerback
George Saimes Buffalo Bills Safety
Johnny Robinson Kansas City Chiefs Safety


1968 AFL ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS
(consensus by AP, UPI, NEA, and TSN)

Offense
Defense
Lance Alworth San Diego Chargers Wide Receiver
George Sauer New York Jets Wide Receiver
Jim Whalen Boston Patriots Tight End
Ron Mix San Diego Chargers Tackle
Jim Tyrer Kansas City Chiefs Tackle
Walt Sweeney San Diego Chargers Guard
Gene Upshaw Oakland Raiders Guard
Jim Otto Oakland Raiders Center
Joe Namath New York Jets Quarterback
Paul Robinson Cincinnati Bengals Running Back
Hewritt Dixon Oakland Raiders Running Back
Gerry Philbin New York Jets End
Rich Jackson Denver Broncos End
Buck Buchanan Kansas City Chiefs Tackle
Dan Birdwell Oakland Raiders Tackle
Willie Lanier Kansas City Chiefs Middle Linebacker
George Webster Houston Oilers Corner Linebacker
Bobby Bell Kansas City Chiefs Corner Linebacker
Miller Farr Houston Oilers Cornerback
Willie Brown Oakland Raiders Cornerback
Dave Grayson Oakland Raiders Safety
Johnny Robinson Kansas City Chiefs Safety


1969 AFL ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS
(consensus by AP, UPI, NEA, and TSN)

Offense
Defense
Fred Biletnikoff Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver
Lance Alworth San Diego Chargers Wide Receiver
Bob Trumpy Cincinnati Bengals Tight End
Jim Tyrer Kansas City Chiefs Tackle
Harry Schuh Oakland Raiders Tackle
Ed Budde Kansas City Chiefs Guard
Gene Upshaw Oakland Raiders Guard
Jim Otto Oakland Raiders Center
Daryle Lamonica Oakland Raiders Quarterback
Floyd Little Denver Broncos Running Back
Matt Snell New York Jets Running Back
Rich Jackson Denver Broncos End
Gerry Philbin New York Jets End
John Elliott New York Jets Tackle
Buck Buchanan Kansas City Chiefs Tackle
Nick Buoniconti Miami Dolphins Middle Linebacker
George Webster Houston Oilers Corner Linebacker
Bobby Bell Kansas City Chiefs Corner Linebacker
Miller Farr Houston Oilers Cornerback
Willie Brown Oakland Raiders Cornerback
Butch Byrd Buffalo Bills Safety
Johnny Robinson Kansas City Chiefs Safety


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