15 Facts About Abner Haynes


Abner Haynes was born on September 19,1937 and is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the American Football League.


Abner Haynes played college football at North Texas State College in Denton where he and his then teammate Leon King integrated college football in the state of Texas in 1957.


Abner Haynes led the AFL in rushing attempts, yards, and TDs in its first year.


Abner Haynes helped popularize the AFL in 1960, when he was the fledgling league's first Player of the Year, and its first Rookie of the Year.


Abner Haynes captured the AFL's first rushing crown with 875 yards, and led the Texans in receiving, punt returns, and kickoff returns.


Abner Haynes spent three years in Dallas and two with same franchise when it became the Kansas City Chiefs in 1963.


Abner Haynes gave us the dimension we needed to be a good team in Dallas.


Abner Haynes still owns 10 Texans franchise records, including most points in a game, most touchdowns in a game, and most career combined yards.


Abner Haynes was Hall of Fame head coach Hank Stram's most versatile and dangerous weapon from 1960 to 1962, amassing 43 touchdowns and 4,472 yards on rushes and receptions.


In that game, Abner Haynes scored touchdowns on a 28-yard pass reception from quarterback Len Dawson, and on a 2-yard run.


Abner Haynes led the league in kick returns, kick return yards, kick return average, and was fourth in the league in all-purpose yards.


Abner Haynes's 12,065 combined yards is the American Football League record.


Abner Haynes had three games in which he gained 100 or more yards on 14 or fewer carries, and was selected to the All-Time All-AFL second-team.


Abner Haynes has a program called "Heroes of Football" which connects former professional players with their communities.


Abner Haynes is a cousin of Sly Stone, Rose Stone, and Freddie Stone of Sly and the Family Stone.