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15.  Jim Tyrer
Out of all the people on this list we will say up front that there is zero chance that Jim Tyrer will get into the Football Hall of Fame.  Killing your wife and committing suicide there after is sadly what Tyrer is best known for and this has led to him being ostracized by the NFL.

Had Tyrer not broke down in his personal life, his on field accomplishments may have been enough to get him in to Canton.  He was arguably the best Offensive Lineman in the AFL, and was a multiple time AFL All star.  He was voted to the all time AFL team and was a big part of opening holes for Chiefs runners for years.  Tyrer may very well the best lineman that Kansas City ever had.

Again, his off field circumstances will likely prevent him from enshrinement.  He was a finalist once but it will never happen again.

Should Jim Tyrer be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 78.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 8.2%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Newark, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 1980
  • Position: Left Tackle
  • Played For: Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, Dallas Texans
  • College: Ohio State
  • Drafted: 14th Round, 188th Overall in 1961
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl/AFL All Star Selections (9) (1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970 & 1971)
    First Team/AFL All Pro Selection (6) (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 & 1970)
    AFL Championships (3) (1962, 1966 & 1969)
    All AFL Team
    Super Bowl Rings (1) (Kansas City Chiefs, Super Bowl IV)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (1966)
  • Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame: Finalist: 1981

Should Jim Tyrer be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 78.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 8.2%
Last modified on Friday, 03 May 2019 03:42

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+2 #2 cka2nd . 2015-08-09 17:49
He deserves to be in based on his play on the field. Anyone know if there ever a determinatio n that Tyrer suffered from a mental illness. If so, that could be at least a mitigating factor.
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-1 #1 CommonSense 2015-01-18 22:26
Why should that exclude him? Ray Lewis and Ben Roethlisberg er will both get in one day. They can open a special wing ... move O.J. to it, the Rooneys (Prohibition era bootleggers) ... throw in Rae Carruth and Aaron Hernandez for good measure.
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