Annual League Leaders

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RUSHING

YEAR NAME TEAM RUSHES YDS AVG TDS
1960 Abner Haynes Dallas 156 875 5.6 9
1961 Billy Cannon Houston 200 948 4.7 6
1962 Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo 214 1096 5.1 13
1963 Clem Daniels Oakland 215 1099 5.1 3
1964 Cookie Gilchrist Buffalo 230 981 4.3 6
1965 Paul Lowe San Diego 222 1121 5 7
1966 Jim Nance Boston 299 1458 4.9 11
1967 Jim Nance Boston 269 1216 4.5 7
1968 Paul Robinson Cincinnati 238 1023 4.3 8
1969 Dickie Post San Diego 182 873 4.8 6

 

PASSING

YEAR NAME TEAM ATT COMP PCT YDS TDS INT
1960 Jack Kemp Los Angeles 406 211 .520 3018 20 25
1961 George Blanda Houston 362 187 .517 3330 3 22
1962 Len Dawson Dallas 310 189 .609 2759 29 17
1963 Tobin Rote San Diego 286 170 .594 2510 20 17
1964 Len Dawson Kansas City 354 199 .562 2879 30 18
1965 John Hadl San Diego 348 174 .500 2798 20 21
1966 Len Dawson Kansas City 284 159 .560 2527 26 10
1967 Daryle Lamonica Oakland 425 220 .518 3228 30 20
1968 Len Dawson Kansas City 224 131 .585 2109 17 9
1969 Greg Cook Cincinnati 197 106 .538 1854 15 11

 

RECEIVING

YEAR NAME TEAM NO YDS TDS AVG
1960 Lionel Taylor Denver 92 1235 12 13.4
1961 Lionel Taylor Denver 100 1176 4 11.8
1962 Lionel Taylor Denver 77 908 4 11.8
1963 Lionel Taylor Denver 78 1101 10 14.1
1964 Charlie Hennigan Houston 101 1546 8 15.3
1965 Lionel Taylor Denver 85 1131 6 13.3
1966 Lance Alworth San Diego 73 1383 13 18.9
1967 George Sauer New York 75 1189 6 15.9
1968 Lance Alworth San Diego 68 1312 10 19.3
1969 Lance Alworth San Diego 64 1003 4 15.7

 

SCORING

YEAR NAME TEAM TDS PAT FG TOTAL
1960 Gene Mingo Denver 6 33 18 123
1961 Gino Cappelletti Boston 8 48 17 147
1962 Gene Mingo Denver 4 32 27 137
1963 Gino Cappelletti Boston 2 35 22 113
1964 Gino Cappelletti Boston 7 36 25 155
1965 Gino Cappelletti Boston 9 27 17 132
1966 Gino Cappelletti Boston 6 35 16 119
1967 George Blanda Oakland 0 56 20 116
1968 Jim Turner New York 0 43 34 145
1969 Jim Turner New York 0 33 32 129

 

 KICKOFF RETURNS

YEAR NAME TEAM NO YDS AVG TDS
1960 Ken Hall Houston 19 594 31.3 1
1961 Dave Grayson Dallas 16 453 28.3 0
1962 Bobby Jancik Houston 24 726 30.3 0
1963 Bobby Jancik Houston 45 1317 29.3 0
1964 Bo Roberson Oakland 36 975 27.1 0
1965 Abner Haynes Denver 34 901 26.5 0
1966 Goldie Sellers Denver 19 541 28.5 2
1967 Zeke Moore Houston 14 405 28.9 1
1968 George Atkinson Oakland 32 802 25.1 0
1969 Billy Thompson Denver 18 513 28.5 0

 

PUNT RETURNS

YEAR NAME TEAM NO YDS AVG TDS
1960 Abner Haynes Dallas 14 215 15.4 0
1961 Dick Christy New York 18 383 21.3 2
1962 Dick Christy New York 15 250 16.7 2
1963 Claude Gibson Oakland 26 307 11.8 2
1964 Bobby Jancik Houston 12 220 18.3 1
1965 Leslie Duncan San Diego 30 464 15.5 2
1966 Leslie Duncan San Diego 18 238 13.2 1
1967 Floyd Little Denver 16 270 16.9 1
1968 Noland Smith Kansas City 18 270 15.0 1
1969 Billy Thompson Denver 25 288 11.5 0

 

 PUNTING

YEAR NAME TEAM NO YDS AVG
1960 Paul Maguire Los Angeles 43 1743 40.5
1961 Bill Atkins Buffalo 85 3783 44.5
1962 Jim Fraser Denver 55 2400 43.6
1963 Jim Fraser Denver 81 3596 44.4
1964 Jim Fraser Denver 73 3225 44.2
1965 Jerrell Wilson Kansas City 69 3132 45.4
1966 Bob Scarpitto Denver 76 3480 45.8
1967 Bob Scarpitto Denver 105 4713 44.9
1968 Jerrell Wilson Kansas City 63 2841 45.1
1969 Dennis Partee San Diego 71 3169 44.6

 

PASS INTERCEPTIONS

YEAR NAME TEAM NO YDS AVG TDS
1960 Goose Gonsoulin Denver 11 98 8.9 0
1961 Bill Atkins Buffalo 10 158 15.8 0
1962 Lee Riley New York 11 122 11.1 0
1963 Gary Glick Houston 12 18 15 1
1964 Dainard Paulson New York 12 157 13.1 1
1965 W.K. Hicks Houston 9 156 17.3 0
1966 Johnny Robinson Kansas City 10 136 13.6 1
Bobby Hunt Kansas City 10 113 11.3 0
1967 Miller Farr Houston 10 264 26.4 3
Tommy Janik Buffalo 10 222 22.2 2
Dick Westmoreland Miami 10 127 12.7 1
1968 Dave Grayson Oakland 10 195 19.5 1
1969 Emmitt Thomas Kansas City 9 146 16.2 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Todd Tobias (761 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.


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