18. Otis Taylor

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18. Otis Taylor

In the period where Otis Taylor played (in relation to the Kansas City Chiefs) the defensive skills of the team were clearly the stars.  This did not mean that there were not offensively capable players for KC as players like Otis Taylor can prove that to be the case.

Otis Taylor played all eleven of his professional football seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and as a member of the mid-western football franchise, he would help the team win two AFL Championships and Super Bowl IV.  The versatile offensive player who played at both Wide Receiver and Flanker would finish first in the NFL in Receiving Yards in 1971, which would be the campaign where he was named a First Team All-Pro.  Taylor would net 7,306 Receiving Yards and 57 Receiving Touchdowns over his career and was chosen for the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1982.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Acquired: Selected in the 4th Round, 13th Overall in the AFL Draft 11/28/64.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1975 Season.
  • Games Played: 130
  • Notable Statistics:

    72 Games Started
    410 Receptions
    7,306 Receiving Yards
    57 Receiving Touchdowns
    30 Rushing Attempts
    161 Rushing Yards
    3 Rushing Touchdowns
    2 Kick Returns
    0 Kick Return Yards
    0 Pass Completions
    1 Pass Attempt
    95 Approximate Value

    7 Playoff Games
    27 Receptions
    481 Receiving Yards
    2 Receiving Touchdowns

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (IV)
    AFL Champion (1966 & 1969)
    First Team All-Pro (1971)
    Second Team All-Pro (1966)
    AFL All-Star (1966)
    Pro Bowl (1971 & 1972)
    Most Receiving Yards (1971)
    Most Receiving Touchdowns (1967)
    Most Yards per Reception (1966)
    Most Receiving Yards per Game (1971)
    Highest Approximate Value (1966)

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