Pete Lammons

Pete Lammons
No. 87, 86
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1943-10-20) October 20, 1943
Place of birth: Crockett, Texas
Career information
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 14 / Pick: 213
(By the Cleveland Browns)
AFL draft: 1966 / Round: 8 / Pick: 68
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 185
Receiving yards: 2,364
Touchdowns: 14
Rushing yards: 3
Games started: 28
Games played: 95
Player stats at

Peter Spencer Lammons, Jr. (born October 20, 1943) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for the American Football League's New York Jets, winning the AFL Championship with them in 1968, and playing in their victory over the National Football League champion Baltimore Colts in the third AFL-NFL World Championship game. He also played for the NFL's Green Bay Packers.

As a high school freshman, Lammons played briefly under NFL coach Bum Phillips during his tenure as head coach at Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, Texas, located approximately 30 miles south of Tyler, Texas, at the intersection of US 69 and US 79. Lammons fondly recalls Phillips' habit of spitting tobacco into a tin soup can as well as his colorful tirades condemning the shortcomings of the Jacksonville Indians' offense. They met again briefly in January 1968 on the sidelines of the 1967 AFL All Star Game. Lammons, playing in his first and only All Star Game, greeted Phillips, who was an assistant with the San Diego Chargers organization, after the game with a question: "Bum, does this mean I can claim you as a coach?" Phillips allegedly responded "You can claim me as your'n if I can claim you as mine, Pete!"

Lammons played end for Darrell Royal's 1963 Texas Longhorns football team.

See also

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 6/19/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.