Name:  Bobby Ply
Position:  Defensive Back
How Acquired:  Trade (New York)
Career:  1962 – 1967
College:  Baylor
Birth Date:  August 13, 1940
Birth Place:  Mission, Texas
Employer:  Retired

 

Bobby played with the original Dallas Texans of the AFL and  the Kansas City Chiefs from 1962 – 1967.  Throughout his career, he was a periodic starter and one of the leaders on the Chiefs’ special teams.

An outstanding quarterback in college, Bobby played in four post-season All-Star games.  Upon coming to the Chiefs, he switched from quarterback to defensive back.  As a rookie, Ply intercepted four of John Hadl’s passes in a game against San Diego.  This tied a league record for most interceptions by one player in a game.

The Texans won the AFL Championship his rookie year.  He was also a part of the Chiefs Super Bowl I game versus the Green Bay Packers.  “We didn’t win that first Super Bowl, but we played the Packers hard.  Their players told us after the game we had a good football team, even if Vince Lombardi did say we weren’t very good.”

Bobby retired in 2007 from Central States Thermo-King, as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer and Is enjoying his free time.