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