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11. Jerry Mays

Another defensive superstar from the 1960’s, Jerry Mays came out of SMU and in his second season was already an AFL All Star and an AFL Champion, assisting the then Dallas Texans win an AFL Championship.  Incredibly agile, Mays would be an AFL All Star at both Defensive End and Defensive Tackle, Mays was a six time All Star and one time Pro Bowl Selection and was chosen First Team All Pro twice (1965 & 1966) and was a team captain in both Kansas City’s Super Bowl I loss and Super Bowl IV win.

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67. Jerry Mays

From the football factory of SMU, Jerry Mays elected to stay in his home state with the Dallas Texans, who drafted him in the 5th Round of the 1961 Draft.  The Minnesota Vikings of the NFL chose him in the 11th Round.

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