Bobby Ply

Bobby Ply

Position: Defensive Back
How Acquired: Trade (New York)
Career Dates: 1962-1967
College: Baylor
Birth Date and Place: 8/13/1940 Mission, Texas
Employer: Central States Thermo-King, Inc.


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 Hadi'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 did say we weren't very good."

Bobby is currently enjoying a very successful career working for Central States Thermo-King, as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.