The 1962 Dallas Texans season was the third and final season of Lamar Hunt’s American Football League franchise before its relocation to Kansas City from Dallas.
The Texans won their first AFL championship (and only title in Dallas) when they defeated their intrastate rivals, the Houston Oilers 20–17 in double overtime—a game which now stands as the second longest game in pro football history and the longest in AFL history.
Coach Hank Stram was named the AFL Coach of the Year and RB Curtis McClinton (Kansas) was named AFL Rookie of the Year. Haynes became the franchise’s first 1,000-yard rusher, concluding the season with 1,049 yards and an AFL-high 13 rushing TDs.
The Texans set an AFL record for completion percentage in a season (60.6%). They led the league in both points scored (389), fewest points allowed (233), and total touchdowns (50; 29 passing, 21 rushing) in 1962.
Four Texans made the first-team All-AFL team in 1962: quarterback Len Dawson, middle linebacker Sherrill Headrick, left linebacker E.J. Holub, and halfback Abner Haynes.
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