Abner Haynes - biography

American football player from United States of America

Abner Haynes (born September 19, 1937 in Denton, Texas) is a former college and professional football player in the United States. Haynes is a graduate of North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) where he and his then teammate Leon King integrated college football in the state of Texas in 1956. In 1960 he chose to play for the American Football League's Dallas Texans and led the league in rushing attempts, yards, and TDs in its first year. Haynes helped launch the AFL in 1960, when he was the fledgling league's first Player of the Year, and its first Rookie of the Year. He captured the AFL's first rushing crown with 875 yards, and also led the Texans in receiving, punt returns, and kickoff returns. Haynes spent three years in Dallas and two with same franchise when it became the Kansas City Chiefs. The Kansas City Chiefs, and the North Texas Eagles will later retire his number (28) Jersey in honor of his many achievements. Haynes still owns 10 franchise records, including most points in a game (30), most touchdowns in a game (5), and most career combined yards (8,442). Over his career he was regularly among the American Football League's top ten rushers,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1937-09-19
Place of birth
Denton
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
American football player, Actor

Education

Institution From To
University of North Texas College of Music

Athlete facts

Sports
American football

Performances

Year Performance Character
1974 Horror High Assistant Coach

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