Category Archives: Larry Kaminski

Email from the AFL – The Denver Broncos’ Larry Kaminski

1973 topps larry kaminskiCenter Larry Kaminski played for the Denver Broncos from 1966-1973.  He blocked for hall of fame running back, Floyd Little, and earned a spot in the 1967 AFL All-Star Game.  After retiring from football, Kaminski had an Anheuser-Busch distributorship in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  He took a some time last week to respond to some email interview questions.

Q – What did you enjoy the most about being a professional football player?

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Email from the AFL – Exciting Moments

I recently emailed a single question to some former AFL players.  What was the single most exciting moment during your years in the AFL, and what made it so?  Two of the responses, I thought, were particularly moving, and mentioned the players parents.  So in honor of Father’s Day (a day late), here is the newest installment of Email from the AFL.

1973 topps larry kaminskiI guess the most exciting day for me in the AFL was when we were selected as the first team to play the mighty NFL Detroit Lions in an exhibition at the 20,000 seat Denver University stadium.  The stage was set with Cookie Gilchrist in the backfield as a monster full back, with a young Scotty Glacken at QB.  We were supposed to be beaten to a pulp, embarrassed, and put to rest versus the mighty NFL Lions.  However, we had a good, tough game, with the offensive line making way for Cookie and giving great protection to the quarterback,  along with a tough defense.  Alex Karras had said he would walk back to Detroit if they lost…  We sent over a pair of tennis shoes to the locker room post game.

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