Category Archives: Speedy Duncan
I had an opportunity this week to sit down with a legend of the San Diego Chargers and the American Football League. In addition to having one of the truly great football names in the AFL, Leslie “Speedy” Duncan was a defensive back and potent special teams weapon for Sid Gillman’s San Diego Chargers. Like a 1960s Devin Hester, Duncan made his name in professional football as a lethal punt and kick returner.
Here is an interesting video. Someone put together this piece interchanging Speedy Duncan highlights with highlights of his son, Herb Duncan, playing for the Arizona Rattlers, an arena league team. Duncan was a great defensive back for the Chargers, but was better known as a fantastic kick and punt returner. It is interesting to see the similarities in Speedy & Herb’s running styles. Enjoy!
Leslie “Speedy” Duncan was one of the greatest kick returners that the game has ever known. Duncan made his name with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League. Here he discusses how he made the most of the opportunities that he received in the AFL.
AFL – What benefits do you think, not monetarily, you got playing with the Chargers that you may not have gotten from playing with any other team in the AFL?