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Gene Mingo

Gene Mingo, who never played college football, starred for the Denver Broncos of the American Football League. Mingo led the AFL in scoring in 1960, the league's first year, with 123 points and again in 1962 with 137 points. Mingo was an outstanding kicker, runner, receiver and punt returner. In 1962, he broke Lou Groza's professional record by kicking 27 field goals. He was a standout at South High School in Akron, but did not play college ball, opting for the Navy instead. In two years of playing for Navy football teams he scored 36 touchdowns. He scored 629 points during his pro career.

Inducted 1986 | Football