Jacky Lee

Jack Ross "Jacky" Lee (July 11, 1938 – May 2, 2016) was an American quarterback who played professional football in the American Football League for all ten of its seasons (1960–1969). After playing football, baseball, and basketball at Ellet High School in Akron, Ohio, he played college football at the University of Cincinnati. In 1958-1959, Jacky Lee was the team MVP and an All Conference Quarterback. In 1960, he was MVP of the Senior Bowl.

Jacky Lee
No. 15
Personal information
Born:July 11, 1938
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Died:May 2, 2016 (aged 77)
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:189 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Akron (OH) Ellet
NFL Draft:1960 / Round: 6 / Pick: 61
AFL draft:1960 / Round: 1
Pick: First Selections
(by the Houston Oilers)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Passing yards:6,191
Completion percentage:51.3
Passer rating:65.6
Rushing yards:3,674
Games played:100
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

NFL career

In 1960, he was the first quarterback ever drafted by the American Football League's Houston Oilers, where he split time with George Blanda in the Oilers' 1960 and 1961 AFL Championship seasons. In 1961, Lee threw for 457 yards against the Boston Patriots, then an AFL record, and set another league record with a 98-yard touchdown to Willard Dewveall against the Chargers. Lee and Blanda combined to throw 38 touchdowns for the Oilers in 1961. Lee played in every game for the Oilers from 1961 to 1963.

In 1964, he was the first and only player to ever be "lend-leased" to another team. He was loaned to the Denver Broncos and returned to the Oilers two years later. While in Denver, Lee threw for 370 yards in one half against the Oakland Raiders.

In 1967, Lee was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs after four games. He spent most of his last three years as the back-up to Len Dawson with the Chiefs. He was part of the 1969 AFL and World Championship (Super Bowl IV) winning team.

He was one of only twenty men who played in each of the ten years of the AFL's existence.

After football

Lee retired in 1970 after a shoulder injury. He went on to have a successful career in commercial real estate in Houston.[1]

Lee died on May 2, 2016 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Koch, Bill (6 May 2016). "KOCH: Jacky Lee Was Always A Bearcat First". Cincinnati Bearcats. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  2. ^ Nicki Jhabvala The Denver Post (7 May 2016). "Jacky Lee, former Broncos QB, dies at age 77". denverpost.com. Retrieved 7 May 2016.

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1960 Houston Oilers season

The 1960 Houston Oilers season was the first season for the Houston Oilers as a professional American football franchise; Head Coach Lou Rymkus led the Oilers to the AFL Eastern Division title, with a 10–4 record. It was also the first American Football League season. It ended with a 24–16 victory in the AFL championship game at home over the Los Angeles Chargers (10–4).

1960 NFL Draft

The 1960 National Football League Draft in which NFL teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players, was held at the Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia on November 30, 1959. Many players, including half of those drafted in the first round, signed with teams in the newly created American Football League, including the first overall pick and Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon. At the time of the draft, the Cardinals were still the Chicago Cardinals; they moved to St. Louis in March 1960. The Dallas Cowboys were enfranchised in January 1960 after the draft.

1964 San Diego Chargers season

The 1964 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to repeat as AFL champions having won in 1963 with a record of 11–3.

1967 American Football League Championship Game

The 1967 American Football League Championship Game was the eighth AFL championship game, played on December 31 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.It matched the Western Division champion Oakland Raiders (13–1) and the Eastern Division champion Houston Oilers (9–4–1) to decide the American Football League (AFL) champion for the 1967 season.

Quarterback Daryle Lamonica, claimed on waivers from the Buffalo Bills in the offseason, led the Raiders to a 13–1 record, throwing 30 touchdown passes in the process. The Oilers went from last place in the East in 1966 (3–11) to first in 1967, beating out the New York Jets by a game. Most of the Oilers' offense centered on big fullback Hoyle Granger, and a midseason quarterback trade for the shifty Pete Beathard (sending their own starter, Jacky Lee, to the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs) proved to be the spark that turned Houston's season around.

The two teams had met three weeks earlier in Houston, with Oakland winning 19–7 to clinch the Western division title.In contrast to the frigid conditions earlier in the day at the NFL championship game in Green Bay, the temperature for the AFL title game in northern California was 47 °F (8 °C). The host Raiders were 10½-point favorites.

Oakland won 40–7 and shredded the Oilers with 364 yards of offense, including 263 yards rushing, while allowing just 146 total yards and 38 yards on the ground. The Raiders also forced three turnovers and lost none themselves.

Bob Dee

Robert Henry Dee (May 18, 1933 – April 18, 1979) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League and the American Football League. He was a three-sport letterman at the College of the Holy Cross who was one of the first players signed by the Boston Patriots of the American Football League in 1960.

After two years with the Washington Redskins in 1957–58, Dee returned to Holy Cross to tutor the team's linemen.

He became an ironman of the American Football League who never missed a game during his career, starting 112 consecutive games. Despite equipment improvements over the years, Dee was a superstitious player who chose to wear the same helmet throughout his career (105 of 112 games). Dee etched his name in the history books by scoring the first points in American Football League history, scoring a touchdown when he dove onto a fumble by Bills QB Tommy O'Connell (father of former Boston Bruins GM Mike O'Connell) the end zone in the second quarter of the league's first-ever exhibition game, a contest between the Patriots and the Bills on July 30, 1960. He was voted to four American Football League All-Star teams (1961, 1963–65) and is a member of the Patriots All-1960s (AFL) Team.

Dee recorded 33 QB sacks (not including his strip sack of Tommy O'Connell in the AFL's first Exhibition Game).

Dee sacked Frank Tripucka, Al Dorow, Hunter Enis, Jacky Lee, MC Reynolds, Randy Duncan, Cotton Davidson, George Blanda, Jack Kemp, Johnny Green, John Hadl, Tobin Rote, Len Dawson, Eddie Wilson, Dick Wood, Joe Namath, Tom Flores, Rick Norton and Bob Griese and recovered fumbles by Al Carmichael, Art Baker, Wayne Crow, Jacky Lee, Paul Lowe, Bill Tobin, Wray Carlton & Max Chobian.

He had two interceptions in the Patriots 26-8 Eastern Divisional Playoff Game win over the Buffalo Bills. In that game, he wore one sneaker and one football shoe with spikes, which made him maneuver better in the snow in the game played at War Memorial Stadium on December 28, 1963.

On July 22, 1968, Dee announced his retirement from professional football, citing a business opportunity that was "too good to resist."

Dee died of a heart attack in 1979 while on a business trip.

He was awarded a game ball for his outstanding performance in the Patriots 34-17 win over the Houston Oilers on November 29, 1964.

He was inducted in the Patriots Hall of Fame on August 18, 1993.

In recognition of his accomplishments on the field, the Patriots retired his number (89).

Eddie Wilson (American football)

Edward Adair Wilson (born August 14, 1940 in Redding, California) is a former American football quarterback and punter in the American Football League. He played collegiately at Arizona and professionally for the Dallas Texans, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Boston Patriots. He coached for Arizona, Army, Cornell, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Hunter Enis

George Hunter Enis (born December 10, 1936 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a former American collegiate and Professional Football quarterback who played for three seasons in the American Football League. He played for the Dallas Texans in 1960, the San Diego Chargers in 1961, and the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos in 1962. He played college football at Texas Christian University, and currently serves on their Board of Trustees.

Jack Lee

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Jack Lee (chef) (born 1970), Vietnamese-American celebrity chef

Jack Lee (bagpiper) (born 1957), Canadian bagpiper

Jack Lee (cricketer) (1902–1944), English cricketer

Jack Lee (footballer, born 1920) (1920–1995), English footballer and cricketer

Jack Lee (footballer, born 1998), English footballer

Jack Lee (film director) (1913–2002), film director, writer, editor and producer

Jack Lee (judge) (1922–2006), Australian judge

Jack Lee (musician) (born 1952), American musician

Jack Lee (politician) (1920–2014), American politician

Jack Lee (rugby league) (born 1988), English rugby league player

Jack E. Lee (1936–2009), track announcer

Jack Lee, the WW2 nom de plume of French SAS officer Raymond Couraud

Jacky Lee (1938–2016), American football player

T. Jack Lee (born 1935), Director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Jack Lee (Australian footballer) (1878–1947), Australian rules footballer

Jack Lee (American football) (1917–1972), American football blocking back

Jim Lee Hunt

Jim Lee "Earthquake" Hunt (October 5, 1938 – November 22, 1975) was an American college and professional football player from Prairie View A&M University who played defensive tackle for the American Football League's Boston Patriots from 1960 through 1969, and for the NFL' Boston Patriots in 1970. He was a four-time AFL All-Star, and was one of only twenty men to play the entire ten years of the AFL. He was used as a defensive end occasionally.

Len St. Jean

Leonard Wayne St. Jean (born October 27, 1941) is a former college and professional American football guard. In 1964, he joined the Boston Patriots of the American Football League. He played there for ten seasons and was a one-time AFL All-Star selection, and a member of the Patriots' All-1960s (AFL) Team.

Lennie was known as the "Boston Strong Boy" and started his career as a Defensive End for the Boston Patriots in 1964. He recorded 5.5 sacks and played on both sides of the line of scrimmage over the 1964-1965 seasons. He was also used as a linebacker.

Lennie sacked Mickey Slaughter and Jacky Lee in the Patriots 39-10 rout of the Denver Broncos @ Bears Stadium on 10-04-64. He sacked Don Trull in the Patriots 34-17 victory over the Houston Oilers @ Jeppesen Stadium on 11-19-64.

Lennie sacked Dick Wood "twice' in their 30-21 loss to the Oakland Raiders @ Frank Youell Field on 10-24-65. Lennie shared in a sack of Joe Namath in the Boston Patriots 27-23 win over the New York Jets @ Shea Stadium on 11-28-65.

As a defensive end, Lennie recovered a fumble by Mike Taliaferro in the Patriots 35-14 loss to the New York Jets on 10-31-64.

Lennie played most of his career as on Offensive Guard and was recognized as an AFL All Star Guard in 1966. He did play as an offensive tackle earlier in his career.

He recovered 3 offensive fumbles while playing for the Patriots and wore #60. He recovered a fumble by Patriot QB's Don Trull, Mike Taliaferro & Jim Plunkett.

Lennie was awarded the game ball for knocking many men down in the Patriots 26-7 loss to the Houston Oilers on 11-26-67.

He was the Right Guard of the New England Patriots over 1971-1973 seasons and played in 140 consecutive games.

List of Denver Broncos starting quarterbacks

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List of Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterbacks

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The Chiefs have had 37 different quarterbacks start at least one game in their franchise's history, 21 of which have started at least 10 games. Cotton Davidson was the team's first starting quarterback; he played all 14 games for the Texans in their inaugural 1960 season. Davidson played with the franchise from 1960 to 1962, and was traded in 1963 to the Oakland Raiders. Len Dawson signed with on July 2, 1962 and played for the franchise for 14 seasons. With Dawson as the team's starter, the Texans/Chiefs won three American Football League championships and appeared in two Super Bowl championship games. Dawson was named Most Valuable Player after the Chiefs' victory in Super Bowl IV and retired in 1975 with several franchise records. Three quarterbacks currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame have started at least one game for Kansas City: Dawson, Joe Montana, and Warren Moon. In the 2008 season, the Chiefs started three quarterbacks: Brodie Croyle, Damon Huard, and Tyler Thigpen. After Croyle and Huard were sidelined by injuries, Thigpen played in eleven games, winning one and losing ten. In 2009 and 2010, Matt Cassel started 15 of 16 games each season, while Croyle started the other 2 games.

List of Tennessee Titans starting quarterbacks

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Max Choboian

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Mike Livingston

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Pete Beathard

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Titi/Muttonbird Islands

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White Rabbit (film)

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Willard Dewveall

Willard Charles Dewveall (April 29, 1936 – November 20, 2006) was an American football end, the first player to jump from the National Football League to the American Football League.

He left the Chicago Bears of the NFL after the 1960 season to play for the AFL champion Houston Oilers. He was the only one to switch leagues for five years, until kicker Pete Gogolak went from the AFL to the NFL in 1966.In 1962, Dewveall caught the (then) longest pass reception for a touchdown in professional football history, 98 yards, from Jacky Lee, against the San Diego Chargers. He was an American Football League All-Star in 1962.

He was Dandy Don's favorite receiver, and All-American at SMU.

Selected by the Bears in the second round of the 1958 NFL draft, Dewveall played a year in the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1958 under head coach Bud Grant, and they won the Grey Cup. He returned to the United States and played for the Bears for two seasons in 1959 and 1960.

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