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The American Football League excelled in many ways.
It was featured in one of the best sets of sports cards ever produced:
The 1965 Topps AFL Football Set
2003 by
the American Football League Hall of Fame

BOSTON PATRIOTS

Tom Addison


American Football League All-Star in 1961, '62, '63, and '64.
 
Helped
establish, and served as the first president, of the American Football League Players Association.
 
A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Houston Antwine


AFL All-Star six straight years, from 1963 through 1968.
 
Named to the All-Time All-AFL Team.

A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Nick Buoniconti


AFL All-Star in 1963 through '67, and 1969.
 
Named to the All-Time All-AFL Team.
 
A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Ron Burton


A member of the College Football Hall of Fame.  

The Boston Patriots' first-ever draft choice in 1960. 

First Patriot to rush for over 100 yards.

D
onated land for and established the
Ron Burton Training Village, free summer camp for disadvantaged inner-city youth.  

 
A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Gino Cappelletti

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Patriots' and American Football League's all-time
leading scorer, with 1,130 points.

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American Football League's Most Valuable Player in 1964.

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Five-time American Football League All-Star.
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An original Patriot, o
ne of only twenty players who were in the
 AFL
for its entire ten-year existence.
 
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A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Jim Colclough


An original Boston Patriot.

1962 American Football League All-Star.

Bob Dee


An original Boston Patriot.

Never missed a game, starting 112 consecutive games.

Superstitious, wore the same helmet throughout his career.

Five-time
American Football League All-Star (1961, 1963-65).

A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Larry Eisenhauer


Member of the Boston College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Nicknamed "Wildman" by his Patriot teammates.

American Football League All-Star in
1962, 1963, 1964 and 1966.

A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

J. D. Garrett
Larry Garron


An original Boston Patriot.

5.9 yards per carry in 1962,
 1,168 total yards from scrimmage in 1963.

American Football League All-Star in
1961, 1963, 1964 and 1967.

A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Art Graham


Patriots' first pick in the 1963 American Football League draft.

 

Ron Hall


1963 American Football League All-Star.

Charlie Long


American Football League All-Star in 1962 and 1963.

Jon Morris


College Lineman of the Year at Holy Cross in 1963.

AFL All-Star six straight years, 1964 through 1969.


Second team center, All-Time All-AFL team.

A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Billy Neighbors


A member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

American Football League All-Star  in 1962.

Ross O'Hanley


An original Boston Patriot.

American Football League All-League  player in 1960.

Babe Parilli


One of only twenty players who were in the
 AFL
for its entire ten-year existence.

3,500 yards passing, with 31 touchdowns in 1964.


American Football League All-Star  in 1963, '64 and '66.

Played on a World Championship team with the Jets in 1968-'69.

A member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame.

Tony Romeo


 

Jack Rudolph


 

Bob Schmidt


An American Football League All-Star in 1961, '62 and 1963.

Don Webb


An American Football League All-Star in 1969.

Jim Whalen


 

 

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(click below for a team's page or to see its 1965 Topps Set)

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