|Born:||January 21, 1943|
|College:||Prairie View A&M|
|NFL Draft:||1965 / Round: 11 / Pick: 151|
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James Lee Kearney (born January 21, 1943 in Wharton, Texas) is a former American football safety who played twelve seasons in the National Football League and the American Football League from 1965-1976. In college, he played quarterback for Prairie View A&M, where one of his wide receivers was future Kansas City Chiefs teammate Otis Taylor.He was drafted in the 11th round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. He then played for the Chiefs from 1967 through 1975 and for the New Orleans Saints in 1976. He started in Super Bowl IV for the Kansas City Chiefs. In 1972, he tied an NFL record by returning four interceptions for touchdowns. He also led the league with 192 yards on interception returns. He wore jersey number 46 while with the Chiefs. In retirement, he has taken up golf and coached little league football in the Kansas City area. Jim taught science for many years at Washington High School in Kansas, City, Kansas.
The First AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional American football, known retroactively as Super Bowl I and referred to in contemporaneous reports, including the game's radio broadcast, as the Super Bowl, was played on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The National Football League (NFL) champion Green Bay Packers defeated the American Football League (AFL) champion Kansas City Chiefs by the score of 35–10.
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