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AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (AFL) 1960 - 1969
Not Only The AFL Uniforms Were Colorful!

       The AFL existed in a time when it seemed players were often defined by memorable nicknames.  A few are presented below.  If you remember others, Let me know at RemembertheAFL@aol.com.   Click on the player's name for more links.

 

Francis Marion Davidson

Carlton Chester Gilchrist

Austin Gonsoulin

COTTON ~ Because of his 'cottontop' fair hair as a boy.  Threw for an all-time team record 427 yards for the Oakland Raiders against the Denver Broncos in 1964.

Dallas Texans
Oakland Raiders
Quarterback

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COOKIE ~ a childhood nickname because he loved cookies.  In 1962, he was the first 1,000-yard rusher in the American Football League, with 1,069 yards (14 games).

Buffalo Bills
Denver Broncos
Miami Dolphins
Fullback, Kicker

GOOSE ~ Probably from his last name.  An original Denver Bronco from Baylor, had 11 interceptions in his rookie year, 1960. Second team, All-Time All-AFL

Denver Broncos
Defensive Back


 

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