Chiefs Hall of Honor


Jim Tyrer

Jim Tyrer



Born: February 25, 1939 (Newark, OH)

Drafted: Ohio State

Career Highlights:

  • All-Time AFL Team
  • AFL All-Star Game, 1962-66, 1968-69
  • AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, 1970-71
  • All-AFL/AFC, 1962-71
  • All-Pro, 1969-71
  • Chiefs Hall of Fame Inductee, 1977

At 6-foot-6, 270 pounds, Jim Tyrer was huge, smart and agile, the prototype of the modern left tackle. He played the position for 13 straight years in Dallas and Kansas City, and starred on all three championship teams. He was the best,” said Hank Stram of Tyrer. “When they made Jim, they broke the mold.” Playing alongside guard Ed Budde on the Chiefs offensive line, Tyrer was a devastating run blocker and a staunch pass protector who earned All-Pro honors in six consecutive seasons from 1965 to 1971. He was named as a tackle on the All-Time American Football League team selected by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “We offensive linemen get our rewards from the points on the scoreboard, from plays run well, and from the personal pride of doing our job,” he said.

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