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17. Otis Taylor

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17.  Otis Taylor
It may seem a lifetime ago, but when Hall of Fame Quarterback Len Dawson was looking for a deep threat, it was Otis Taylor who was the target.  In fact, it was Taylor who caught half of the passes for the Kansas City Chiefs in their Super Bowl IV victory.

Taylor was a star in the AFL, and a big reason that the Chiefs were good.  He was their top receiver and rewarded them with a 1,297 yard season in 1966.  He was still productive after the NFL/AFL merger and the league in receiving yards in 1971.

Unfortunately, for Otis Taylor and other great Wide Receivers of his generation, today’s wideouts put up much higher numbers in the open NFL which makes Taylor’s numbers average.  As Len Dawson will tell you, Otis Taylor was anything but average.

Should Otis Taylor be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 93.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.1%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 1981
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Played For: Kansas City Chiefs
  • College: Prairie View
  • Drafted: 15th Round, 203rd Overall in 1965
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl/AFL All-Star Selections (3) (1966, 1971 & 1972)
    First Team/AFL All Pro Selections (2) (1966 & 1971)
    Most Receiving Yards (1) (1971)
    Most Receiving Touchdowns (1) (AFL 1967)
    Most Receiving Yards/Game (1) (1971)
    Highest Approximate Value (1) (AFL) (1966)
    Super Bowl Rings (1) (Kansas City Chiefs, Super Bowl IV)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (2) (1966 & 1967)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (4) (1966, 1967, 1971 & 1972)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards (4) (1966, 1967, 1971 & 1972)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Touchdowns (5) (1965, 1966, 1967, 1969 & 1971)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards/Game (5) (1966, 1967, 1969, 1971 & 1972)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (2) (1967 & 1969)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards From Scrimmage (3) (1966, 1967 & 1971)
    Top Ten Finishes: All Purpose Yards (1) (1966)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 94. Receiving Yards/Game: 56.2
    95. Receiving Touchdowns: 57

Should Otis Taylor be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 93.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.1%
Last modified on Friday, 03 May 2019 14:36