Lance Dwight Alworth (August 3, 1940-) (WR) is the first player from the American Football League to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As a high school athlete, Alworth earned fifteen varsity letters in track and field, baseball, and football and was offered contracts with both the New York Yankees and a the Pittsburgh Pirates to play Major League Baseball. He instead attended the University of Arkansas where he became a three-time Academic All-American. The San Francisco 49ers selected Lance with the 8th overall pick in the 1962 NFL Draft, while the AFL’s Oakland Raiders took him with the 9th overall in the 1962 AFL Draft and immediately traded his right to the San Diego Chargers. He joined the Chargers at the wide receiver position where his exceptional speed, agility, leaping ability and his great hands made him a threat one short passes and deep bombs. His speed and effortless leaps and graceful lunges earned him the nickname “Bambi” on his first day of training camp. Lance led the AFL in touchdowns, receiving yards and receptions three times, and twice led the league in yards from scrimmage and yards per game. He caught a touchdown pass in a then-record 96 straight regular season games, was named to six consecutive AFL All-Pro first Teams and made seven consecutive AFL Pro Bowl appearances. In 1963, he was voted the 1963 AFL UPI Player of the Year recipient. Lance played nine seasons with the AFL’s San Diego Chargers (1962-1970), played in three AFL League Championship games and captured the 1963 AFL League Championship. After being traded to the Dallas Cowboys in 1971, he helped lead Dallas to Super Bowl VI victory over the Miami Dolphins. Lance Alworth amassed 10,266 receiving yards, 87 all-purpose touchdowns and averaged 75.5 yards per game throughout his career. Lance Alworth was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1984.