A Good Man – The Jim Tyrer Story

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A Good Man — The Jim Tyrer Story.

Life is more than its concluding events.


Jim Tyrer is the All Pro left Tackle that protected Len Dawsons backside. He is enshrined in the Arrowhead Hall of Fame.

I am sharing this with the AG community because I know that there is no other group as passionate about the Chiefs.   Part of the Chiefs history is right here, and the story of Jim Tyrer should be told.  Its up to the people to help this family put together this dream of creating a film that allows a glimpse into this mans life beyond the ending tragedy.

You should know I am a friend of the Tyrer family and that they are great people.  The funding of this film is a request by the surviving siblings. Please help them in their quest.




*Tyrer signed with the American Football League‘s Dallas Texans in 1961. He played 13 years with that franchise (180 consecutive games), which became the Kansas City Chiefs in 1963, helping set the standard for his position at left offensive tackle. His 14th and final season was with the Washington Redskins under head coach George Allen, who preferred veteran players. Tyrer was traded from the Chiefs in late August 1974 for three draft picks.[1]

Tyrer was named AFL Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1969. He and Ed Budde at guard made a powerful left side. In Super Bowl IV, Tyrer and Budde opened holes for Chiefs running backs against the Minnesota Vikings‘ opposing defensive linemen Jim Marshall and Alan Page, respectively, gaining 151 yards on 42 carries (3.6 yards per attempt) and 122 net passing yards in the team’s upset 23–7 victory.

Tyrer was an anchor of Texans/Chiefs’ line and was selected as The Sporting News’ AFL All-League tackle eight consecutive years, from 1962 through 1969. He was an AFL Western Division All-Star seven times, in 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968 and 1969 before also capturing a pair of All-AFC accolades in 1970–71. His efforts in the upstart league would result in his selection to the American Football League All-Time Team.

At the retirement press conference for former Chief linemate Dave Hill in Kansas City in June 1975, Tyrer also announced his retirement.[2]

Tyrer’s playing credentials compare favorably with NFL linemen in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, however several factors evidently mitigate against his induction[citation needed]:

  • The murder of his wife and Tyrer’s subsequent suicide on September 15, 1980.
  • many of his teammates have been inducted, and selectors tend to shy away from enshrining too many from the same team[citation needed]; and
  • modern selectors may have little knowledge of the American Football League, or believe it was an inferior league.[citation needed]


*Info taken from Wikepedia



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02/08/2020 7:16 pm

He was a great player, no question. He is HOF worthy for what he did on the field. A good man? Hardly. Dude was a scumbag. He was Javon Belcher before Javon Belcher. Nothing about this man should be celebrated. He is an embarrassment to this organization and should have his name removed from the books of Chiefs history

Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
04/20/2020 6:04 pm

The real scumbags are football fans who continue to consume the sport of football while consciously ignoring or remaining ignorant of the destruction it has exacted on the men, like Jim Tyrer, who helped build the NFL, and their families. Educate yourself before you make uninformed and stupid comments about a man and a family you never met and thins you know nothing about. PBS’s League of Denial and the Concussion Legacy Foundation website are good places to start.

Reply to  saints_chiefsfan1979
04/20/2020 7:08 pm

The real “scumbags” are people who still consume football while either remaining ignorant, or worse, consciously ignoring the wake of destruction the “game” has wrought on the men who built the NFL, like Jim Tyrer, and their families. Educate yourself before making uninformed comments. Start with PBS’s League of Denial and check out the Concussion Legacy Foundation website. That’ll get you headed in the enlightened direction.

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