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85. Dave Grayson
For so long the AFL was considered was considered the ugly stepchild of Football.  This officially changed when the Jets won Super Bowl III, and many people reevaluated their position on American Football League talent.  One such person was Dave Grayson who was a pick machine.

Grayson came a long way, as he went undrafted out of Oregon.  Upon making the Dallas Texans roster, he immediately made an impact with his defensive acumen and kick return ability.  Grayson was an AFL All Star on six occasions and is the all time interception leader of that respective league.

What worked against him is when the leagues merged, his game had tailed off and he was no longer an All Pro Selection.  He was damn good, but might be being held to an AFL standard as opposed to an NFL one.

Should Dave Grayson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 59.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 13.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: San Diego, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 1976
  • Position: Cornerback, Safety
  • Played For: Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Texans
  • College: Oregon
  • Drafted: Undrafted in 1961
  • Major Accolades and Awards: AFL All-Star Selections (6) (1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 & 1969)
    First Team AFL All-Pro Selection (4) (1964, 1965, 1968 & 1969)
    Second Team AFL All-Pro Selection (1) (1966)
    Most Interceptions (1) (AFL 1968)
    Most Interception Return Yards (1) (AFL 1964)
    Highest Approximate Value (1) (1965)
    AFLAll-Timee Team
    AFL Championship Rings (1) (Oakland Raiders, 1967)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1965, 1968 & 1969)
    Top Ten Finishes: Interceptions (3) (AFL 1964, 1968 & 1969)
    Top Ten Finishes: Interception Return Yards (5) (AFL 1961, 1964, 1965, 1968 & 1969)
    Top Ten Finishes: Kick Returns (5) (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 & 1967)
    Top Ten Finishes: Kick Return Yards (5) (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 & 1967)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Kick Return (4) (1962, 1963, 1964 & 1967)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 16.  Interception Return Yards: 933
    42.  Interceptions: 48
    50.  Yards per Kick Return: 25.2

Should Dave Grayson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 59.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 22.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 13.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4.5%
Last modified on Friday, 10 May 2019 13:02

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