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18. Abner Haynes
In terms of overall Games Played in Professional Football, Abner Haynes is not in the top 50 in regards to the Kansas City Chiefs but he certainly made the most of his time there.

After being drafted from North Texas, Haynes would become a dominant star in the American Football League and he was their Rookie of the Year winning the inaugural AFL rushing title.  Notably, the Running Back was not just the first AFL Rookie of the Year, he was the first AFL Player of the Year.  In the first three seasons of the American Football League’s existence he would finish first in Rushing Touchdowns and in his five seasons with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs he was easily one their first star skill player.  He finished his Texans/Chiefs career with 6,553 Yards from Scrimmage with 56 Touchdowns. 

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Half Back, Punt Returner
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round of the inaugural AFL Draft 11/22/59.
  • Departed: Traded to the Denver Broncos after the 1964 Season.
  • Games Played: 70
  • Notable Statistics:

    24 Games Started

    794 Rushing Attempts

    3,814 Rushing Yards

    39 Rushing Touchdowns

    199 Receptions

    2,739 Receiving Yards

    17 Receiving Touchdowns

    55 Punt Returns

    598 Punt Return Yards

    52 Kick Returns

    1,326 Kick Return Yards

    1 Kick Return Touchdown
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    AFL Champion (1962)

    AFL AP Player of the Year (1960)

    First Team AFL All Pro Selection (1960 & 1962)

    Second Team All AFL Selection (1964)

    AFL All Star (1961, 1962 & 1964)

    Most Rushing Attempts (1960)

    Most Rushing Yards (1960)

    Most Rushing Touchdowns (1960, 1961 & 1962)

    Most Receiving Yards/Attempt (1961)

    Most Rushing Yards/Game  (1960)

    Most Yards from Scrimmage (1962)

    Most All Purpose Yards (1960)

    Most Punt Return Yards (1960)

    Highest Approximate Value (1962)
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