Friday, November 30, 2012

Pro Football 1965 — Part I

Our latest post brings us back to 1965, with this issue of Pro Football Almanac. Gracing the cover is legendary Baltimore QB Johnny Unitas, a nemesis of the Packers.

According to this article, there is talk of a merger between the NFL and the AFL. Do you think that’ll really happen?

A delightful story on Green Bay’s future Hall of Fame LB Ray Nitschke. 

Each team gets a two-page preview of their prospects for 1965 in this issue, starting with a full-page illustration.

For your reference, here is the full NFL schedule for the 1965 season. 

Taking a couple of scans from their photo gallery section, we see QB Bart Starr (above) being clobbered by the L.A. Rams’ Roosevelt Grier. Below, WR Boyd Dowler is still able to pull in a pass against the Vikings.

Who were the stars of the 1965 NFL? These following pages of All-Pros will refresh your memory.