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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.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive End, Defensive Tackle
  • Acquired: Selected in the 5th Round, 38th Overall 11/21/61.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1970 Season.
  • Games Played: 140
  • Notable Statistics:

    46 Games Started

    3 Kick Returns

    1 Interception

    7 Interception Return Yards

    2 Fumble Recoveries

    13 Fumble Recovery Yards

    1 Defensive Touchdown
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (IV)

    AFL Champion (1962, 1966 & 1969)

    First Team AFL All Pro (1965 & 1966)

    Second Team AFL All Pro (1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968 & 1969)

    AFL All Star (1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 & 1968)

    Pro Bowl Selection (1970)
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