UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 12: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Dallas Texans. Texans Running back Abner Haynes runs the ball as teammates block out front for him. (Photo by Bob D’Olivo/The Enthusiast Network/Getty Images)
78. Texans hire Don Klosterman (1962)
The Dallas Texans were trying to get over the proverbial hump and win an American Football League championship in 1962, and owner Lamar Hunt was looking to add some brain power in the front office. Hunt went looking and found his man in Don Klosterman, one of the best executives in professional football history. It was one of the all-time hires for Hunt.
Klosterman was instrumental in building the Kansas City defense of the 1960s, with Buck Buchanan and Bobby Bell coming over during his time with the team. Klosterman was ahead of his time from the racial standpoint, knowing that a good player was exactly that, regardless of color. Klosterman ushered in some of the best players the franchise has ever seen, making a lasting impact.
Klosterman had a tremendous career across the decades, including a Super Bowl win with the Chiefs in 1969 and then the Baltimore Colts in 1970.
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