1969 AFL All-Star Game Rosters

January 19, 1969 – Gator Bowl

Eastern Division Squad

7 Bob Griese Miami Quarterback
11 Jim Turner New York Kicker
12 Joe Namath New York Quarterback
13 Don Maynard New York Flanker
20 Miller Farr Houston Defensive Back
21 Jim Kiick Miami Running Back
25 Leroy Mitchell Boston Defensive Back
26 George Saimes Buffalo Defensive Back
27 Ken Houston Houston Defensive Back
31 Emerson Boozer New York Running Back
32 Hoyle Granger Houston Running Back
37 Butch Byrd Buffalo Defensive Back
41 Al Atkinson New York Linebacker
56 Jon Morris Boston Center
57 Garland Boyette Houston Linebacker
58 Mike Stratton Buffalo Linebacker
60 Houston Antwine Boston Defensive Tackle
61 Dave Herman New York Guard
62 Bobby Maples Houston Center
65 Billy Shaw Buffalo Guard
66 Sonny Bishop Houston Guard
73 Jim Dunaway Buffalo Defensive Tackle
75 Winston Hill New York Tackle
76 Walt Suggs Houston Tackle
77 John Elliott New York Defensive Tackle
78 Glen Ray Hines Houston Tackle
79 Pat Holmes Houston Defensive End
80 Alvin Reed Houston Tight End
81 Gerry Philbin New York Defensive Tackle
82 Karl Noonan Miami End
83 George Sauer New York End
86 Verlon Biggs New York Defensive End
90 George Webster Houston Linebacker


Western Division Squad


00 Jim Otto Oakland Center
3 Jan Stenerud Kansas City Kicker
16 Len Dawson Kansas City Quarterback
17 Emmitt Thomas Kansas City Defensive Back
19 Lance Alworth San Diego End
21 John Hadl San Diego Quarterback
22 Willie Brown Oakland Defensive Back
23 Kenny Graham San Diego Defensive Back
33 Billy Cannon Oakland Tight End
35 Hewritt Dixon Oakland Running Back
41 Paul Robinson Cincinnati Running Back
42 Johnny Robinson Kansas City Defensive Back
45 Floyd Little Denver Running Back
47 George Atkinson Oakland Defensive Back
54 Bob Johnson Cincinnati Center
55 Dan Conners Oakland Linebacker
59 Jim Lynch Kansas City Linebacker
61 Dave Costa Denver Defensive Tackle
63 Willie Lanier Kansas City Linebacker
65 Walt Sweeney San Diego Guard
70 Dan Birdwell Oakland Defensive Tackle
71 Ed Budde Kansas City Guard
72 Gene Upshaw Oakland Guard
74 Ron Mix San Diego Tackle
75 Jerry Mays Kansas City Defensive End
78 Bobby Bell Kansas City Linebacker
80 Gary Garrison San Diego End
81 Warren Wells Oakland Flanker
83 Ben Davidson Oakland Defensive End
84 Bob Trumpy Cincinnati Flanker
85 Buck Buchanan Kansas City Defensive Tackle
94 Rich Jackson Denver Defensive End




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One Response to 1969 AFL All-Star Game Rosters

  1. Tom says:

    These squads are a Who’s who of those born in the late 1930’s 1940’s, the gift to the sport gods, to great to ever be fully repaid, only admired and appreciated. These were the sons of what Tom Brokaw testifies “The Greatest Generation” . One might say they are the players that complemented the NFL, I say they are the ones that popularized the game and football will always be grateful. These guys brought football kicking a screaming into the modern age, a tribute to themselves and to every player, before of since, who ever played,

    Gary Garrison born in Amarillo Tex in 1944 grew up in Long Beach, Ca, attended Milliken HS home of the Rams. Gary did not play Varsity Football, his senior year, he played basketball, averaged 20 pts and 11 rebs. The Cities of Long Beach and Pasadena Gary’s senior year, had two guys that would become tremendous wide recievers in their own right, Jack Snow St Anthony’s and Rod Sherman Muir. The biggest and most talked about and honored player in 1961 was small in stature, LA Roosevelts Mike Garrett. Dock Ellis was a Junior at Gardena where he ran wild and caught Don Horn bombs.

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