Category Archives: Houston Antwine
Longtime Boston Patriots defensive tackle, Houston Antwine, has been selected unanimously for entrance into the Patriots Hall of Fame.
Houston Antwine was a member of the Patriots for 11 seasons, from 1961-1971. He was dominant from his defensive tackle position, earning six consecutive trips to the AFL All-Star Game. ‘Twine is a member of the Patriots 50th Anniversary Team, and was chosen as one of two defensive tackles for the AFL’s All-Time Team in 1970 by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
1/12/65 – HOUSTON, TEX: A line of scrimmage view of the AFL’s East Team All-Star starting defensive line: Upper L to R: (DT) Bob Dee, Boston; (DT) Tom Sestak, Buffalo; Lower L to R: (DT) Houston Antwine, Boston; (DE) Larry Eisenhauer, Boston. The American Football League All-Star game originally schedules for 1/16 in New Orleans Sugar Bowl was moved to Houston after a walk out of Negro players who alleged that they had been discriminated against in New Orleans. UPI TELE
There is a feeling among AFL fans that the American Football League players are consistently overlooked for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In truth there are many players, the bulk of whose careers were spent in the AFL, that deserve serious consideration, if not outright induction. In an effort to spark some discussion regarding their hall of fame worthiness, I will occasionally compare AFL players to their NFL (and Hall of Fame) counterparts. The short biographies on the NFL players have been taken directly from the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.