David Jaynes

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David Jaynes
No. 12
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1952-12-12) December 12, 1952 (age 62)
Place of birth: Kansas City, Kansas
Career information
College: Kansas
NFL draft: 1974 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 0–1
Yards: 0
QB Rating: 0.0
Stats at NFL.com

David Duane Jaynes (born December 12, 1952) is a former American football quarterback raised in Bonner Springs, Kansas. He was an All-American in 1973 for the University of Kansas.

During the early 1970s, Jaynes broke virtually every passing record in Kansas history. When he left Kansas, he was first in passing, with 5,132 yards (later broken by Frank Seurer). Jaynes held the record for most career passing touchdowns, with 35, but was subsequently passed by Todd Reesing who had 90 career touchdowns. His most memorable game was in 1973 against Tennessee, when he completed 35 of 58 attempted passes for 394 yards.[1] In 1973 Kansas finished 7–4–1 and went to the Liberty Bowl. Jaynes finished fourth in the voting that year for the Heisman Trophy. Jaynes is, to date, the only Heisman Trophy finalist in Kansas football history.[2] He's one of 3 players to receive votes, along with John Hadl and Bobby Douglass

Jaynes was drafted in the third round (66th overall) of the 1974 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs with whom he played two games that season.[3] He was also the first player selected in the inaugural World Football League by the Houston Texans, but never signed with them.[citation needed]

In 2001, he married Cary Grant's widow, Barbara Harris.[4]

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