Friday, August 1, 2014

1965 Profile: Jack Kemp

No. 15
"Funny, but Jackie Kemp used to be considered a top-running quarterback. Now he's the pass-master in Buffalo's twin-quarterback offense. Jackie has one of the most powerful throwing arms in football.
He was claimed by the Bills from San Diego in 1962, and the Chargers are still furious about it. It seems they had tried to slip Jack by on waivers while he was recovering from an injury. After having helped the Chargers win consecutive Western Division titles in 1960 and '61, he played turnabout by going against his old mates last year and beating them for the AFL crown."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1965

"Last year Jack had another banner season with the Bills, as he led Buffalo to the AFL championship. He scored a touchdown rushing in the championship game.
The strong-armed passer was acquired from San Diego where he helped the Chargers to divisional titles in 1960 and 1961. Jack has been selected to five consecutive AFL All-Star teams."

-1965 Topps No. 35

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