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Hall of Famer Spotlight: Don Maynard



When Don Maynard called it a career following the 1972 season, #13 was the all-time leading receiver in NFL history. Over his 13-year run, Maynard caught 633 passed for 11,834 yards (18.7 avg.) and scored 88 touchdowns. Maynard was a four-time AFL All-Star and is a member of the All-Time AFL team, chosen by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He went over the 100-yard mark in receiving yardage in 50 games (also a record at his retirement).

The native of El Paso, TX joined the AFL in 1960 was the first player to sign a contract in Titans/Jets franchise history. Maynard's most memorable game was the 1968 AFL Championship where he caught six balls for 118 yards and a pair of touchdowns (including the game-winner) to send the Jets past the Raiders and into Super Bowl III. The Texas Western (now known as the University of Texas at El Paso) alumnus was enshrined at Canton August 8, 1987.

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