Born (1937-07-09) July 9, 1937 (age 82)
McKinney, Texas
Defensive back
CollegePrairie View A&M
Jersey #(s)36, 33, 34
Career highlights
AFL All-Star1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967
Honors* American Football League Champion, 1967
Records* AFL Rushing Leader 1962 (14 games, 1,099 yds, 5.1 yds/att)
* DatabaseFootball
* AFL Dallas Texans (1960)
  • AFL Oakland Raiders (1961-1967)
  • NFL San Francisco 49ers (1968)
  • Clemon C. Daniels Jr.[1] (born July 9, 1937) is an American former Professional Football star in the American Football League (AFL) who also played in the NFL.[2]

    College careerEdit

    At Prairie View A&M University, he was voted to All-Conference honors during his sophomore and junior years, and captained the NAIA National Football Championship team in his senior year.[3]

    Professional careerEdit

    Daniels was signed as a free agent in 1960 by the AFL's Dallas Texans,[4][5] who, like other AFL teams recruited players from small and predominantly black colleges, which were mainly ignored by the conservative NFL. He was on the Texans' roster for 14 games in 1960, but saw little playing time behind Abner Haynes. In 1961, he was traded to the AFL's Oakland Raiders, and spent seven years there. He was an American Football League All-Star in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967.[6]

    In 1963, Daniels was The Sporting News American Football League Player of the Year, with a 5.1 yards/carry average, gaining 1,099 yards.[7] He was the All-Time leading rusher in the American Football League and was selected to the All-Time All-AFL Team.[8]

    Career statistics
    Rushing att-yards Receptions-yards Touchdowns
    1146-5138 203-3314 54


    He was voted into Prairie View's Hall of Fame in 1992 and the California Black Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. He was inducted into the Texas Football Hall of Fame in 1999.[9]

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    Preceded by
    Len Dawson & Cookie Gilchrist
    American Football League MVP
    with Lance Alworth
    Tobin Rote
    Succeeded by
    Gino Cappelletti
    Preceded by
    Cookie Gilchrist
    American Football League Rushing Leader
    1962 (14 games)
    1,099 yds, 5.1 yds/att
    Succeeded by
    Paul Lowe
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