Category Archives: Tony Banfield

Does Charlie Hennigan belong in the Hall of Fame?

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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!

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An Interview with the Houston Oilers Tony Banfield

1965 Houston Oilers Team Issue

Tony Banfield

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.

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