(December 30, 1942-June 17, 1992)
Born in Indiana, Pennsylvania
Attended Syracuse University
Drafted 151st overall by the Boston Patriots in the 1965 AFL Draft
Fullback for the Boston/New England Patriots (AFL/NFL) (1965-1971), New York Jets (1973) and the Shreveport Steamer (WFL) (1974-75)
AFL MVP (1966)
Two time AFL All-Star (1966, 1967)
AFL Comeback Player of the Year (1969)
Chosen to the Boston Patriots All-1960s Team
Inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame (2009)
Why he might be annoying
His nickname was Big Jim.
His name sounds close to CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz.
He was also drafted by the Chicago Bears in the NFL Draft in the same year he was drafted by the AFL's Boston Patriots (1965).
He had an insignificant rookie season.
At the time the Patriots traded him to the Philadelphia Eagles, he declined to play for the team and retired for a season (1972).
Why he might not be annoying
He was the two-time NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion (1963 and 1965) and also won All-American honors.
He left the Patriots with the all-time team rushing touchdown record with 60.
He established the AFL season record for most rushing yards with 1,458 (1966).
He rushed over 1,000 yards in two straight seasons as he was the only AFL player to do so (1966-67).
His daughter Nicole died of injuries from an automobile accident.
He was chosen to the New England Patriots' 35th Anniversary Team (1994) and its 50th Anniversary Team (2009).
Credit: Neo NX2004
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