1963 AFL All-Star Ends and Receivers

One of my favorite, though least-viewed (according to Google Analytics) sections of this site is the Photo Gallery.  There is a lot of fantastic AFL photography included there, and though it take time to find new photo collections, I am always looking to add quality imagery.

1963 afl all starsOne of the neatest sections of the gallery is the photos from the first three AFL All-Star Games, all of which were played in San Diego.  The image above comes from the All-Star Game played in January, 1963, and features ends and receivers from the Western Division team.  Lionel Taylor (87), Fred Arbanas (84), Dave Kocourek (83) and Don Norton (88), all leaping in one of the “posed, quasi-action” shots that were so popular during the period.  Three of the guys are looking to the sky mid-leap, while Arbanas appears to be checking with the photographer to make sure he is doing it correctly.


Todd Tobias (790 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

3 Responses to 1963 AFL All-Star Ends and Receivers

  1. maxthepupp says:

    Great pic Todd!
    I am a bit of a fan of the works being done colorizing some of the old photos – via Photoshop I’M guessing. They look great matted out with a good signature.
    Hmmm.. I do have these 4 great AFL ers..and two dozen other “projects”
    And who do I blame for every darn thing in the universe being based on analytics?
    Ugh…I look at the pics Todd! Keep em coming !

  2. Eddie Arminio says:

    A real great picture,everyone is in sync.

  3. maxthepupp says:

    Look at Kocourek get up there easy. He is just bunny jumping his arm a little !
    I recieved the most heartbreaking note from Daves wife a few years ago regarding his health at the time. Gamers. The lot of them.

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