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Former Chiefs RB Abner Haynes honored at University of North Texas

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Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Abner Haynes has been honored by the University of North Texas with a new Unity Plaza.

When you think of all of the great running backs employed by the Kansas City Chiefs over the years, it’s important to remember that the all owe something to the franchise’s first great back—‚literally the forerunner for them all—in Abner Haynes.

Haynes was the first star running back of the franchise, going back to the days in which the team wasn’t the Chiefs and they were not yet located in Kansas City. Even with the Dallas Texans, Haynes was establishing himself as a beast in the backfield after winning the AFL’s first ever Rookie of the Year award in 1960. From there, Haynes would command the attention of defenses with a hearty 4.8 yards/carry average. Nearly 60 years after he was traded away from the Chiefs, he’s still No. 6 all-time on the team’s rushing yards list with 3.814.

read more: https://arrowheadaddict.com/2022/06/24/former-chiefs-rb-abner-haynes-honored-university-north-texas/amp/


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Abner was a terrific back, both here and at Dallas/Kansas City.  Better than that, he was a great person.  He went through hell and complained very little.  In my times around him he never met a stranger.  He was kind and pleasant to all. 

Congratulations, Abner.  You and Leon are finally being honored the way that y'all deserve.

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