1965 AFL All-Star Game Rosters

January 16, 1965 – Jeppesen Stadium

Eastern Division Squad – Red Jersey, White Trim

15 Babe Parilli Boston Quarterback
16 Jack Kemp Buffalo Quarterback
22 George Saimes Buffalo Defensive Back
24 Gino Cappelletti Boston Offensive End
27 Freddy Glick Houston Defensive Back
34 Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo Fullback
36 Sid Blanks Houston Halfbac
38 Don Floyd* Houston Defensive End
40 Dainard Paulson New York Defensive Back
41 Larry Garron Boston Fullback
42 Butch Byrd Buffalo Defensive Back
44 Elbert Dubenion Buffalo Flanker
47 Pete Jaquess Houston Defensive Back
53 Tom Addison Boston Linebacker
54 Jon Morris Boston Center
55 Winston Hill* New York Tackle
58 Mike Stratton Buffalo Linebacker
60 Larry Grantham New York Linebacker
61 Bob Talamini Houston Guard
65 Houston Antwine Boston Defensive Tackle
66 Billy Shaw Buffalo Guard
70 Tom Sestak Buffalo Defensive Tackle
72 Larry Eisenhauer Boston Defensive End
77 Stew Barber Buffalo Tackle
79 Sherman Plunkett New York Tackle
84 Ernie Warlick Buffalo End
85 Nick Buoniconti Boston Linebacker
87 Charlie Hennigan Houston Flanker
89 Bob Dee Boston Defensive End

*Late number changes – Don Floyd went from 38 to 78, and Winston Hill went from 55 to 52

Western Division Squad – White Jersey, Blue Trim

00 Jim Otto Oakland Center
18 Len Dawson Kansas City Quarterback
19 Lance Alworth San Diego Flanker
20 Billy Cannon Oakland Fullback
21 John Hadl San Diego Quarterback
22 Keith Lincoln San Diego Fullback
23 Goose Gonsoulin Denver Defensive Back
24 Willie Brown Denver Defensive Back
28 Abner Haynes Kansas City Halfback
36 Clem Daniels Oakland Halfback
37 Mack Lee Hill Kansas City Fullback
43 Bobby Hunt Kansas City Defensive Back
45 Dave Grayson Kansas City Defensive Back
50 Chuck Allen San Diego Linebacker
55 Frank Buncom San Diego Linebacker
56 Jim Fraser Denver Linebacker
65 Wayne Hawkins Oakland Guard
66 Bobby Bell Kansas City Linebacker
72 Jerry Sturm Denver Guard/Tackle
73 Jim Tyrer Kansas City Tackle
74 Ron Mix San Diego Tackle
75 Jerry Mays Kansas City Defensive Tackle
77 Ernie Ladd San Diego Defensive Tackle
78 Walt Sweeney San Diego Guard
81 Tommy Brooker* Kansas City End
83 Dave Kocourek San Diego End
84 Art Powell Oakland End
85 Buck Buchanan Kansas City Defensive Tackle
86 Earl Faison San Diego Defensive End

*Late number change – Tommy Brooker went from 81 to 33


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One Response to 1965 AFL All-Star Game Rosters

  1. Howard says:

    I looked at the 1965 NFL Pro Bowl roster. An NFL/AFL All Star game would have been fun in 1965. My own NFL bias leads me to believe that the NFL was more talented, and should have won this match-up.
    However, I am very impressed with the depth and quality of this roster. Too bad the NFL were jerks then and didn’t have a peace treaty and inter league play by the mid 1960’s.

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