Name: Jerry Cornelison
Position:  Offensive Tackle
How Acquired:  Canadian Football League
Career:  1958 – 1965
College:  Southern Methodist University
Birth Date:  September 13, 1936
Birth Place:  Dallas, Texas
Employer:  Retired

 

Jerry was considered one of the premier pass protectors in the League.  His exceptional quickness and explosiveness made him invaluable on quick tosses and end sweeps.  He began his professional career in Canada with the Regina Saskatchewan Rough Riders in 1958, playing both offensive guard and defensive end.

Jerry  began his career at SMU and was teammates with Lamar Hunt.  When Lamar formed the American Football League in 1960, he asked Jerry to  become one of the original team members of the Dallas Texans.  He finished his career with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1965.  Jerry was an AFL All-Star selection and played in the Pro-Bowl in 1962.

After football Jerry spent 31 years as a Vice President/Sales Director for Haggar Clothing Company.  As of October 1997 he retired for the second time in his career.  Now he spends his energies playing golf, bass fishing, traveling and working on Chiefs Ambassadors projects – especially projects that involve kids.

Jerry currently resides in Leawood, Kansas and is enjoying spending time with his family.  He and his wife Nancy, have two adult daughters and six beautiful grandchildren.