Daily Archives: July 30, 2012

What is the Most Memorable Play in AFL History?

In our Tales from the American Football League community, we have a number of readers who either played in the AFL, or grew up watching games.  At 39 years old, I have done neither, and my “memories” of the league are based on video, my interactions with former players and coaches, and the many books and articles that I have read.

I was thinking the other day, wondering what might be considered the most memorable play in league history.  Was it Lance Alworth’s famous catch in the 1963 AFL championship game, which was caught on film by Chargers photographer, Charles Aqua Viva?  Was it Tommy Brooker kicking the winning field goal after five+ quarters of play in the 1962 championship game?  Or could it have been Matt Snell’s four-yard rushing touchdown to open the scoring in Super Bowl III?  Maybe it was the famed 65 Toss Power Trap that the Kansas City Chiefs used to such success in Super Bowl IV? read more