December 2, 1962 - Denver Broncos FB Jim Stinnette scored the only rushing touchdown of his NFL career on a 1-yard run against the Houston Oilers. Stinnette was an undrafted player from the University of Oregon. He attended classes in the offseason and worked as a logger to pay his expenses in order to complete his degree. He played just two seasons as a professional, both with the AFL's Denver Broncos. According to the Denver Media Guides: he was nicknamed "Buffalo," because it was said that his size compared favorably to one. The Guides also described him as a ". . . rock-'em, sock-'em type who could set the AFL on its collective ear . . . ." Unfortunately, his career did not live up to that hype. He began as a FB in 1961, but a pulled hamstring caused him to miss several games. Head coach Frank Filchock placed in a LB spot upon his return. In 1962, Stinnette was returned to the FB position, but failed to impress the coaching staff enough to keep him on past the 1962 season.
On This Day in Broncos History: December 2
Anyone remember Jim Stinnette?