Saturday, October 11, 2014

1969 Profile: Jack Kemp

Quarterback
No. 15
Occidental
"The Buffalo quarterback this year will be Dan Darragh - that is, if neither Jack Kemp nor Tom Flores can make it back from injury-plagued seasons in 1968.
Don't bet against Kemp. Jack suffered torn knee ligaments in an unfortunate (some say needless) intrasquad scrimmage last year before the start of the season and was out the rest of the way. But his recuperation was quick; by Thanksgiving, he was skiing in California. While he feels his knee is entirely healed, Jack thinks the year off gave his tired arm a needed rest.
He's been flinging passes for 13 years now. That's long enough for him to have quarterbacked teams in five AFL Championship games (two with the Chargers, three with the Bills). In 1965, he was the league's MVP."

-Jack Zanger, Pro Football 1969

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