The NFL turned him down, so Hunt then established the American Football League and started his own team, the Dallas Texans, to begin to play in 1960. Hunt hired a little-known assistant coach from the University of Miami football team, Hank Stram, to be the team’s head coach. Hunt chose Stram after the offer was declined by Bud Wilkinson and ...
The 1962 American Football League Championship Game was played on December 23 at Jeppesen Stadium in Houston, Texas. The host Houston Oilers (11–3) of the Eastern Division were trying for their third consecutive AFL title, matched against the Western Division’s Dallas Texans, also at 11–3.
The Championship game turned out to be the last game the team would play as the Dallas Texans. Despite competing against a Cowboys team that managed only a 9–28–3 record in their first three seasons, Hunt decided that the Dallas–Fort Worth media market could not sustain two professional football franchises. He considered moving the Texans to either Atlanta or Miami for ...
History of the Texans
The Dallas Texans (now known as the Kansas City Chiefs) are one of the oldest teams in NFL history, founded in 1960. The team has a long and storied history, including two Super Bowl victories and numerous Hall of Fame players.
In their first season, they finished with an 8-6 record under head coach Hank Stram. That year they also won their first AFL championship game against the Houston Oilers 27-7 at Rice Stadium in Houston on December 24th, 1961. This was followed by another successful season where they went 11-3 before losing to Green Bay Packers 37–14 at Lambeau Field for the 1962 NFL Championship Game, later known as Super Bowl I.
The following year saw them return to form when quarterback Len Dawson led them to a 12–2 regular season record en route to winning back-to-back AFL titles after defeating San Diego Chargers 51–10 at Jeppesen Stadium in Houston on December 29th, 1963 – this time earning themselves a trip to play against Jim Brown’s Cleveland Browns for what is now referred to as Super Bowl IV; unfortunately however despite outgaining their opponents offensively throughout the regulation time it wasn’t enough and eventually lost 23 - 7 after going into overtime due largely because kicker Mike Mercer missed three field goals during regulation play which could have changed things drastically had he made even just one or two more attempts successfully!
Nevertheless, despite this setback, there were still many positives from that era, such as wide receiver Chris Burford who was selected multiple times All Pro/All-American honors while being named MVP of both title games mentioned earlier, alongside defensive tackle Buck Buchanan who earned himself induction into both Pro Football & College Football Halls Of Fame respectively thanks his impressive performances over those years too! In addition, other notable names include running backs Curtis McClinton & Abner Haynes, plus linebackers EJ Holub & Sherrill Headrick, all of who played critical roles in the franchise's success during the mid-60s period up until the late '70s when mergers between leagues occurred, leading us today with the current state we know so well….
Dallas - Kansas City
1970 - Present / National Football League
1960 - 1970 / American Football League
1963 - Present / Kansas City Chiefs
1960 - 1962 / Dallas Texans
Texans - The Dallas Texans were a professional football team that played in the National Football League for three seasons from 1960 to 1962. The team was initially founded as the Dallas Rangers but changed its name to the Texans after only one season. While there is some debate about why this happened, it's generally accepted that their nickname change had something to do with honoring Texas' rich history and culture.
When looking at why they chose “Texans” as their new moniker, you can't help but notice how closely it relates to Texas' state motto: "Friendship." This phrase has been part of Texas since 1845, when it became an independent republic before joining the United States in 1846. It speaks volumes about what kind of people makeup Texas - friendly and welcoming folks who are proud of where they come from and willing to embrace others into their community no matter where they're from or what background they have.
It also seems likely that owner Lamar Hunt wanted his team’s name change would be seen as a nod towards all those who fought for Texan independence during Mexico-American War between 1835–1836 – brave men like Sam Houston, Stephen F Austin, and James Bowie among many others whose names still live on today through cities named after them across our great state! By choosing “Texans,” he hoped fans could look back fondly on these heroes while cheering for his beloved football squad each Sunday afternoon at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas!
In conclusion, we can see how much thought went into selecting such an appropriate nickname, which honors our past while inspiring us all today with friendship & pride!
Super Bowl 0
AFL Championship 1
1972 - Present / Arrowhead Stadium
1963 - 1971 / Municipal Stadium
1960 - 1962 / Cotton Bowl
2006 - Present / Hunt family, led by Clark Hunt
1960 - 2006 / Lamar Hunt
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
3 / Jan Stenerud
16 / Len Dawson
18 / Emmitt Thomas
28 / Abner Haynes
33 / Stone Johnson
36 / Mack Lee Hill
58 / Derrick Thomas
63 / Willie Lanier
78 / Bobby Bell
86 / Buck Buchanan
*Blue is this team’s history