Jim Kearney

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Jim Kearney
No. 46
Position: Safety
Personal information
Born: (1943-01-21) January 21, 1943 (age 75)
Wharton, Texas
Career information
College: Prairie View A&M
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 11 / Pick: 151
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 142
Interceptions: 23
Fumble recoveries: 9
Player stats at NFL.com

James Lee Kearney (born January 21, 1943 in Wharton, Texas) is a former American football safety who played twelve seasons in the National Football League and the American Football League from 1965-1976. In college, he played quarterback for Prairie View A&M, where one of his wide receivers was future Kansas City Chiefs teammate Otis Taylor.[1] He was drafted in the 11th round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.[2] He then played for the Chiefs from 1967 through 1975 and for the New Orleans Saints in 1976. He started in Super Bowl IV for the Kansas City Chiefs.[1] In 1972, he tied an NFL record by returning four interceptions for touchdowns. He also led the league with 192 yards on interception returns.[2] He wore jersey number 46 while with the Chiefs. In retirement, he has taken up golf and coached little league football in the Kansas City area.


  1. ^ a b Super Bowl IV. CBS. January 11, 1970.
  2. ^ a b "Jim Kearney". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2016-01-15.

See also

Other American Football League players

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