10. Jerry Mays

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10. Jerry Mays

Another defensive superstar from the 1960s, Jerry Mays came out of SMU and in his second season was already an AFL All-Star and an AFL Champion, assisting the then Dallas Texans win an AFL Championship.  Incredibly agile, Mays would be an AFL All-Star at both Defensive End and Defensive Tackle, Mays was a six-time All-Star and one time Pro Bowl Selection and was chosen First Team All-Pro twice (1965 & 1966) and was a team captain in both Kansas City’s Super Bowl I loss and Super Bowl IV win.  He entered the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1972, as the third inductee.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive End, Defensive Tackle
  • Acquired: Selected in the 5th Round, 38th Overall in the AFL Draft 11/21/61.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1970 Season.
  • Games Played: 140
  • Notable Statistics:

    46 Games Started
    3 Kick Returns
    15 Kick Return Yards
    1 Interception
    7 Interception Return Yards
    2 Fumble Recoveries
    13 Fumble Recovery Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
    65.5 Quarterback Sacks*
    106 Approximate Value

    7 Playoff Games
    4.0 Quarterback Sacks

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

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

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

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