Saturday, September 6, 2014

1967 Profile: Jack Kemp

Quarterback
No. 15
Occidental
"There are quarterbacks in the league who are flashier than Jack Kemp, throw the ball for better completion percentages, and are superior playcallers. But the one thing Jack has over all of them is his ability to win - which is something he has been doing for the Bills for the last three years. And before that, he directed the Chargers to two titles in a row, placing him in five championship games in seven years.
Possessed with perhaps the strongest throwing arm in football, Jack was hampered last year by what turned out to be a torn muscle in his right elbow. Still, he completed 168 passes out of 389 attempts for 2,451 yards and 11 touchdowns and a .427 percentage. His playcalling improved, too.
In 1965, he was the AFL's Most Valuable Player."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1967

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