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McClinton, Curtis (June 25, 1939 -)

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Dates

  • Existence: June 25, 1939 -

Biography

Curtis McClinton is a Black former football player for the Kansas City Chiefs. McClinton was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, later moving to Wichita, Kansas, where he graduated high school before attending the University of Kansas (KU). As a running back for the KU Jayhawks football team, he was a three-time All-Big Eight selection, ranking 21st on KU’s all-time career rushing list with 1,377 yards. In 1961 he was drafted by the Dallas Texans, a charter American Football League (AFL) team that would eventually become the Kansas City Chiefs. McClinton played with the Chiefs in their first two Super Bowl appearances, including the very first Super Bowl in history in 1967. Following his football career, he became a registered banker, graduating from the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University. He has also served as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development in Washington, D.C. and owns his own constructing and contracting business, McClinton Development Company.