January 12, 1965 – AFL Eastern Division All-Star Defensive Line

1965 all-star d-line

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

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2 Responses to January 12, 1965 – AFL Eastern Division All-Star Defensive Line

  1. Jim McKinley says:

    I was at that game. It was played at Jeppesen Stadium where the Oilers played. It was also the place where my high school played. Many times I went to see my high school play on Saturday and the Oilers on Sunday, but I digress. The All-Star game was moved from New Orleans mid-week and there was no time to print tickets. A roll of tickets was found with the seat numbers on them. They looked like the tickets you buy at a movie theater. Nothing fancy and that is what was used for the game.

  2. Win Perkins says:

    It is interesting to note that three of the four All-Stars are from the Boston Patriots. The Patriots were very good in 1964, and contended with the Bills for the Eastern division title until late in the season when Buffalo beat them at Fenway Park. Houston Antwine used to come to the YMCA summer day camp I worked at when I was a teenager, and play touch football with us. He was incredibly agile and fast. His other teammate Jimmy Lee Hunt came with him one time to play, and he was even faster. He was a wide receiver in the game,and it was impossible for us to cover him. He made us look like idiots. Antwine was just over 6 foot, and Hunt was probably about 5 foot 10. Other teams used to call them the “Mole Men”.

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