American Football League All-Time Team

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The American Football League (AFL) All-Time Team was selected on January 14, 1970. The first and second teams were determined by a panel of members of the AFL's Hall of Fame Board of Selectors: [1] [2] [3] [4]

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Offense

*Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame ¤~Hall of Fame Finalist [5]
PositionFirst TeamHall of Fame? [lower-alpha 1] Second TeamHall of Fame?
Quarterback Joe Namath* (New York Jets)Yes Len Dawson* (Kansas City Chiefs)Yes
Running back Paul Lowe (Los Angeles Chargers/San Diego Chargers)No Abner Haynes (Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, New York Jets)No
Clem Daniels (Oakland Raiders)No Cookie Gilchrist (Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins)No
Wide receiver Lance Alworth* (San Diego Chargers)Yes Charlie Hennigan (Houston Oilers)No
Don Maynard* (New York Jets)Yes Art Powell (New York Titans, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills)No
Tight end Fred Arbanas (Kansas City Chiefs)No Dave Kocourek (Los Angeles Chargers/San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders)No
Tackle Ron Mix* (San Diego Chargers)Yes Winston Hill (New York Jets)Yes
Jim Tyrer ~ (Kansas City Chiefs)1 time
finalist
Stew Barber (Buffalo Bills)No
Guard Billy Shaw* (Buffalo Bills)Yes Walt Sweeney (San Diego Chargers)No
Ed Budde (Kansas City Chiefs)No Bob Talamini (Houston Oilers, New York Jets)No
Center Jim Otto* (Oakland Raiders)Yes Jon Morris (Boston Patriots)No

Defense

PositionFirst TeamHall of Fame?Second TeamHall of Fame?
Defensive end Jerry Mays (Kansas City Chiefs)No Rich Jackson (Denver Broncos)No
Gerry Philbin (New York Jets)No Ron McDole (Buffalo Bills, Houston Oilers)No
Defensive tackle Tom Sestak (Buffalo Bills)No Buck Buchanan* (Kansas City Chiefs)Yes
Houston Antwine (Boston Patriots)No Tom Keating (Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills)No
Linebacker Nick Buoniconti* (Boston Patriots, Miami Dolphins)Yes Dan Conners (Oakland Raiders)No
Bobby Bell* (Kansas City Chiefs)Yes Larry Grantham (New York Jets)No
George Webster (Houston Oilers)No Mike Stratton (Buffalo Bills)No
Cornerback Willie Brown* (Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders)Yes Butch Byrd (Buffalo Bills)No
Dave Grayson (Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders)No Miller Farr (Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Houston Oilers)No
Safety Johnny Robinson* (Kansas City Chiefs)Yes Goose Gonsoulin (Denver Broncos)No
George Saimes (Buffalo Bills)No Kenny Graham (San Diego Chargers)No

Special teams

PositionFirst TeamHall of Fame?Second TeamHall of Fame?
Kicker George Blanda* (Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders)Yes Jim Turner (New York Jets, Denver Broncos)No
Punter Jerrel Wilson (Kansas City Chiefs)No Bob Scarpitto (San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, Boston Patriots)No

Coach

PositionFirst TeamHall of Fame?Second TeamHall of Fame?
Coach Weeb Ewbank* (New York Jets)Yes Sid Gillman* (San Diego Chargers)Yes

See also

Notes

  1. Players are identified as a Hall of Famer if they have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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