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8. Jim Tyrer

Jim Tyrer was definitely the top Offensive Lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs throughout the 1960’s and there is a case to be made that he was among the top tier in the AFL.  Tyrer was a First Team AFL All Pro five times (and also a First Team All Pro twice) and a vital part of the O-Line that protected Len Dawson for years.   Notably he was also a seven time AFL All Star, a two time Pro Bowl winner and he was a part of three AFL Titles and the Super Bowl IV win.

We do have to mention however when discussing Tyrer is that while he could be considered a Hall of Fame snub, he killed his wife and himself after a bout of depression.  We can understand for that alone why you might rank him lower than we have here.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Offensive Tackle
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 3rd Round, 22nd Overall 11/21/60.
  • Departed: Signed with the Washington Redskins prior to the 1974 Season.
  • Games Played: 180
  • Notable Statistics: 95 Games Started
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (IV)

    AFL Champion (1962, 1966 & 1969)

    First Team AFL All Pro (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 & 1969)

    Second Team AFL All Pro (1964)

    First Team All Pro (1970)

    AFL All Star (1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968 & 1969)

    Pro Bowl Selection (1970 & 1971)
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