WINCHESTER, Kan. (KSNT) — The NFL is celebrating schools and communities that have contributed to Super Bowl History by giving them a Golden Football for every alumnus who has played or coached in a Super Bowl.
This week, they celebrated Allen F. Reynolds, a member of the very first Super Bowl in 1966. Reynolds was born and raised in the Winchester area, graduated from Winchester Rural High School in 1956, and attended Tarkio College before beginning to play in the NFL.
In 1960 he played guard for the AFL Dallas Texans, wearing #60, where he played until 1962. From 1963-1967, he was a guard for the Kansas City Chiefs, again wearing #60. He had the special privilege of playing in the first Super Bowl, which was then called the World Championship Game, in 1966 against the Green Bay Packers.
Reynolds presented to the current Jefferson County North football team a golden football in honor of Jefferson County North, which was formerly Winchester Rural High School.
Reynolds and his wife, Diane, made a $2,500 donation to Jefferson County North fitness center in order to assist football players and other athletes. Their donation will be doubled as part of a matching grant program through the NFL.