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Jim Tyrer

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Jim Tyrer was an All-American at Ohio State University under Woody Hayes. Signing with the American Football League's Dallas Texans in 1961, he set the standard for his position.

The best offensive tackle of his time, Jim Tyrer anchored the Texans/Chiefs line for 13 seasons. He was an American Football League All-Star seven times, in 1962, '63, '64, '65, '66, '68 and '69. His blocks were crushing, and his consistent, outstanding play landed him a spot on the American Football League All-Time Team.

He had an uncanny ability to open a hole for Chiefs running backs, which helped the team crush the Vikings in Super Bowl IV. The 6-foot-6, 295 pound giant would single-handedly take on two of Minnesota's vaunted defensive linemen, blow them away and lead the charge as Mike Garrett swept through the hole. Tyrer was named AFL Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1969 and played in 180 consecutive games for the franchise. Jim Tyrer is a member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

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