Category Archives: Tony Banfield
His teammate, Tony Banfield thinks so. After posting the hall of fame comparisons yesterday, I awoke to the above email from former AFL Houston Oiler, Tony Banfield. I would love to hear from Willie Brown, as Tony said, and ask him for his thoughts on Charlie Hennigan. I know Brown had some fantastic battles with lance Alworth. Does he feel that Hennigan is HoF-worthy? A lot of fans and former AFL’ers do!
I recently had the opportunity to conduct a telephone interview with Tony Banfield, a three-time AFL All-Star, and member of the Oilers 1960 & 1961 championship teams. Banfield played defensive back in Houston from 1960-1965, though he did not play in 1964 while rehabbing from knee injuries. Tony was a wonderful interview subject, full of great memories and fun stories from his AFL days.