Category Archives: Goose Gonsoulin
Much is said about the way AFL’ers are snubbed by the hall of fame voting committee. We have discussed the subject many times on this site, and thrown out names like Johnny Robinson, Jim Tyrer, Art Powell, Walt Sweeney, and others as deserving HoF candidates.
I stumbled across an interesting article that makes a compelling case for the Denver Broncos’ defensive back, Goose Gonsoulin, to have his bust in the Canton, Ohio, museum. The piece is called Goose Gonsoulin and East Coast Bias, and was first published on the Broncos Planet website. Take a look.
One of the great names and early stars of the American Football League was Denver Broncos defensive back, Austin “Goose” Gonsoulin. The Goose began his professional career with a bang, leading the AFL with 11 interceptions in 1960. He was a three-time AFL All-Star, and left the league in 1966 as the AFL’s all-time interceptions leader with 43. He is a charter member of the Broncos Ring of Fame, and a member of the AFL’s All-Time Second Team.
One of the benefits of writing this blog is that it gives me the opportunity to connect with AFL fans and collectors across the country. Such was the case when I received a nice note from Denver Broncos collector, Tom Jacobsen. In today’s post, we talk with Jacobsen about the origins of his collection, and what he has in his Broncos “man cave.”
AFL – How did your interest begin in the Denver Broncos?