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234. Tom Sestak
One of the most dominating Defensive Tackles of the AFL, Tom Sestak, joined the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League in 1962, where he quickly became the team's defensive anchor.  Sestak was an AFL All-Star in his first four seasons, and in years two through four, he was a First Team All-Pro and was in the top ten in Approximate Value.  The Bills won the 1964 and 1965 AFL Championship, and during that timeframe, Sestak and the Buffalo Defense would hold opponents without a rushing touchdown in seventeen straight games, a record that still stands.  Knee problems would force an early retirement after the 1968 Season, but his play was strong enough to make the AFL All-Time Team.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Gonzales, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 1974
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Games Played: 96
  • Notable Statistics: 2 Interceptions
    21 Interception Return Yards
    2 Interception Return Touchdowns
    2 Fumble Recoveries
    0 Fumble Recovery Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
    52.0 Quarterback Sacks*
    77 Approximate Value

    4 Playoff Games
    4 Quarterback Sacks*

    *Sacks were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.
  • Played For: Buffalo Bills
  • College: Baylor
  • Drafted: 17th Round, 132nd Overall in 1962 in the AFL Draft
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    AFL Champion (2) (Buffalo Bills, 1964 & 1965)
    All-Time AFL Team
    First Team All-Pro (3) (1963, 1964 & 1965)
    Second Team All-Pro (1) (1962)
    AFL All-Star (4) (1962, 1963, 1964 & 1965)
    Highest Approximate Value (1) (1964)**
    Most Quarterback Sacks (1) (1964)* **

    *Sacks were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.
    **AFL

  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (3) (1963, 1964 & 1965)
    Top Ten FInishes: Quarterback Sacks (3) (1963, 1964 & 1965)* **

    *Sacks were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.
    **AFL
  • Notable All Time Rankings: None.

Should Tom Sestak be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 33.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 33.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 33.3%
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