8. Jim Tyrer

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8. Jim Tyrer

Jim Tyrer was definitely the top Offensive Lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs throughout the 1960s and there is a case to be made that he was among the top tier in the AFL.  Tyrer was a First Team AFL All-Pro five times (and also a First Team All-Pro twice) and a vital part of the O-Line that protected Len Dawson for years.   Notably, he was also a seven time AFL All-Star, a two time Pro Bowl winner and he was a part of three AFL Titles and the Super Bowl IV win.

We do have to mention however when discussing Tyrer is that while he could be considered a Hall of Fame snub, he killed his wife and himself after a bout of depression.  We can understand for that alone why you might rank him lower than we have here.  He is a member of the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame, inducted in 1977.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Offensive Tackle
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 3rd Round, 22nd Overall in the AFL Draft 11/21/60.
  • Departed: Signed with the Washington Redskins prior to the 1974 Season.
  • Games Played: 180
  • Notable Statistics: 95 Games Started
    2 Fumble Recoveries
    3 Fumble Recovery Yards
    142 Approximate Value

    8 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (IV)
    AFL Champion (1962, 1966 & 1969)
    First Team All-Pro (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 & 1970)
    Second Team AFL All-Pro (1964)
    Pro Bowl (1970 & 1971)
    AFL All-Star (1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968 & 1969)

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