Don Maynard was a former NFL player. He played in the league from 1958 through 1973.
He missed the 1959 season. Instead of playing in the NFL, he played that season in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Maynard spent the majority of his career in the New York Titans/Jets organization. He was the first player to sign with the Titans organization that would eventually become the Jets organization.
The Texan native was a ninth-round draft pick by the New York Giants in the 1957 NFL Draft. He spent one season with the Giants before playing for the Tiger-Cats.
He played for the Titans/Jets organization from 1960 through 1972. The first three seasons were with the Titans before the team became the New York Jets in 1963.
He appeared in 186 games, including 159 starts. He had 633 receptions for 11,834 yards and 88 touchdowns.
Also, Maynard also had 24 receptions for 70 yards.
He played in just 14 games outside playing for the Titans/Jets organization. He played 12 games for the Giants and two games with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The best season of his career came in 1967 with the Jets. He had 71 receptions for a career-high 1,434 yards and 10 touchdowns that season.
Maynard is a Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection.
In his career, he won one NFL Champion. He also won one Super Bowl.
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