Font size: The Texans were champions, but all was not peace and tranquility in Dallas. A design created by Bob Taylor, a cartoonist for the now defunct Dallas … Another key addition was Rookie of the Year FB Curtis McClinton, who helped RB Abner Haynes, enjoyed his finest season with 1,049 yards and an AFL-high 13 touchdowns. Dallas Texans 1960 -1962. Team History 1963 – Present / Kansas City Chiefs 1960 – 1962 / Dallas Texans. … reset. Len Dawson QB 1962 Lamar Hunt Owner 1960-1962 Hank Stram Coach 1960 … For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. Nickname Texans – The NFL turned Lamar Hunt down, so he then established the American Football League and started his own team called the “Dallas Texans,” to begin play in 1960. Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties, Commissioners of the National Football League. Your email address will not be published. In 1963 Lamar Hunt moved his team to Kansas City, Missouri. Home Teams Players Coaches Drafts Awards Leaders Contact. A In 1961 the team slipped to a six-win and eight-loss record. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. There's some spooky history here in Texas. The gunslinger is wearing cowboy boots and hat carrying a football and a gun. Hall of Famers . / Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. accessed October 27, 2020, Hunt's Texans finished their first season with an eight-win and six-loss record, placing second in the AFL's Western Division. The Texans would jump out to a 17-0 as Abner Haynes scored two Touchdowns, but the Oilers would score 17 unanswered points in the 2nd half to send the game to overtime. Stram was named "Coach of the Year," Dawson, "Player of the Year," and McClinton, "Rookie of the Year." From 1960-62, the Dallas Texans and Dallas Cowboys battled for the city in "The Game that Never Was." In the AFL Championship Game the Texans would face their inner state rival Oilers in Houston. Champions . The American Football League’s Dallas Texans in 1960, featured a polished football toting gunslinger set over the state of Texas in red. The rival National Football League had placed a team, the Dallas Cowboys, there in 1960 to compete with the Texans. reset. Handbook of Texas Online, 1963: Shortly after the AFL Championship Game Owner Lamar Hunt decided for the best interest of his team and the future of the league to move to Kansas City. Hunt named his team the Dallas Texans and hired Hank Stram, an assistant coach at the University of Miami, Florida, as his head coach. Published by the Texas State Historical Association. We created this eBook for you, and it was made possible through the contributions of our members and supporters. The fans were torn between two camps-the Texans and the Cowboys. The Texans' foe in the 1962 championship game was the Houston Oilers, who were bidding for a pro football record of three straight championships. The Texans were champions, but all was not peace and tranquility in Dallas. The young man was Lamar Hunt, who founded the American Football League with six original cities Dallas, New York, Houston, Denver, Los Angeles and Minneapolis (Buffalo and Boston were added and Oakland replaced Minneapolis). Stram rewarded Hunt with his first championship in 1962, when the Texans, bolstered by the addition of quarterback Len Dawson and rookie fullback Curtis McClinton, swept to the Western Division title with a spectacular eleven-win and three-loss season. The American Football League made its professional debut in 1960. A 1960 – 1970 / American Football League. The Texans would end the long day victorious as Tommy Brooker nailed a 25-yard FC to win their first AFL title. No thank you, I am not interested in joining. View the 1960 Dallas Texans schedule, results and scores for regular season, preseason and postseason AFL games. In Kansas City they had a city with out pro-football, and a new market to spread the new league to. 1961: The Texans would struggle, with a midseason 5 game losing streak in their second season posting a disappointing record of 6-8 while finishing a distant second in the AFL West. All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Haynes, who was named the league’s Player of the Year, led the league in rushing with 875 yards and touchdowns with nine. https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/dallas-texans. Harold Rosenthal, ed., American Football League Official History, 1960–1969 (St. Louis: Sporting News, 1970). In the late 1950s Lamar Hunt of Dallas sought to obtain a professional football franchise for that city. Join TSHA to support quality Texas history programs and receive exclusive benefits. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law. The Texans and Oilers struggled through a fifth fifteen-minute period and were two minutes and fifty-four seconds into a record-breaking "sixth quarter" when rookie Tommy Brooker kicked a twenty-five-yard field goal to give the Texans a 20 to 17 victory in the longest football game ever played. The Texans fared well in Dallas, but had trouble convincing fans that they were on a level with NFL’s Cowboys. A Author: Chris Sadeghi Published: 6:33 AM CST January 31, 2020 Dallas Texans 1960-1962. 1962: After a disappointing 6-8 season, the Texans sign Len Dawson who toiled around in the NFL for 6 years, without much success. Behind by seventeen points, Houston tied the score by the end of the regulation sixty minutes, and the stage was set for one of the most exciting endings in sports history. A The 1960 Texans had the league's most exciting player, Abner Haynes, a rookie from North Texas State University, who won the league rushing title, was chosen the AFL's first "Player of the Year," and became the symbol of the dynamic new professional league. Support the Handbook today. The fans were torn between two camps-the Texans and the Cowboys. Your email address will not be published. He found other men to join him in this venture, and in 1959 Hunt formed the American Football League. 1959: A 26-year-old Texan, frustrated by his unsuccessful attempts to gain a pro football franchise in the National Football League, embarked on an alternate course that was to drastically change the face of pro football forever. / “Dallas Texans,” The Texans averaged 24,500 for their home games, the highest average in the league. The rival National Football League had placed a team, the Dallas Cowboys, there in 1960 to compete with the Texans. The Texans had a flashy, high scoring club, and only three close losses kept them from challenging for the division title, as they finished 2nd with an 8-6 record. 1960: Lamar Hunt’s own team, the Dallas Texans, who shared its name with a previous NFL team, would face direct competition from the NFL’s newest expansion team, the Dallas Cowboys. The Texans would go on to finish with an 11-3 record, and the AFL’s Western Division Title. Next Season Roster Key Stat Key: 1960 Dallas Texans (AFL) 2nd place Western Division 8-6-0 .571: Head Coach: Hank Stram: Tom Catlin: … Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Handbook of Texas is free-to-use thanks to the support of readers like you. For their inaugural season in the Cotton Bowl, the Texans had a strong home-state identity with quarterback Cotton Davidson (Baylor), fullback Jack Spikes (TCU), and running back Abner Haynes (North Texas State). Font size: 1960 Dallas Texans football team scores, roster and statistics. Yes, I would like to begin receiving history-rich content, news, and updates from TSHA. The two teams west through the first OT without a score, which created the first ever-double OT game in Pro-Football history. Jim Schaaf, Without him, there would have been no AFL. The 1960 Dallas Texans season was the inaugural season of Lamar Hunt’s American Football League franchise from Dallas, Texas. Lamar Hunt was the cornerstone, the integrity of the league. Hunt was told by the National Football League that there would be no expansion in the foreseeable future, so he set out to form a new league. Required fields are marked *. AFL Champions: 1962 AFL Championship Games: 1960 Division Champions: 2008, 2010 Playoff Appearances: 1974, 1975, 1982 Record in Playoff Games: 0-0 .000 . The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
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