Best Jayhawks in the NFL – Number 6: Curtis McClinton
NFL fullback from 1962-1969
When the Kansas City Chiefs were still known as the Dallas Texans, they drafted a guy named Curtis McClinton in the 14th round of the 1962 AFL Draft. The Dallas Cowboys had taken McClinton in the tenth round of the NFL Draft, but McClinton opted to play in the AFL instead.
The former Jayhawk was the first AFL player to catch a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl and was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1995.
In eight NFL seasons, McClinton rushed for 3,124 yards and made it into the end zone 18 times. He also had 1,945 receiving yards and 14 receiving touchdowns.
McClinton was a three-time Pro Bowler during his time in the Chiefs organization and was a member of the 1969 Super Bowl champions squad. He was named AFL Rookie of the Year in 1962, a year in which the Texans won the AFL title.
The former Jayhawk was the first AFL player to catch a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl (he suited up as a tight end in the big game) and was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1995. He currently sits ninth all-time in rushing yards for the Chiefs organization.
McClinton is one of the best fullbacks in Chiefs history and he’s also one of the best Jayhawks to ever play in the AFL and NFL.
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