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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.

David Jaynes
No. 12
Personal information
Born: (1952-12-12) December 12, 1952 (age 66)
Kansas City, Missouri
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Bonner Springs (KS)
NFL Draft:1974 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
QB Rating:0.0
Player stats at

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. This record held for ten years until broken in 1983 by Frank Seurer. Jaynes also left Kansas with the record for career passing touchdowns at 35, which held up till 2009, when he was passed by Todd Reesing. Jaynes' most memorable game was in 1973 against SEC power Tennessee, when he completed 35 of 58 attempted passes for 394 yards in the 28-27 loss.[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, failing to complete either of his only two passing attempts, one of which was intercepted.[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 September 2001, he married Cary Grant's widow, Barbara Harris.[4]


  1. ^ "KU". Archived from the original on 2005-03-08. Retrieved 2009-03-20.
  2. ^ KU Archived March 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Pro Football
  4. ^ "Sayers’ advice on education priceless for today’s athletes" The Lawrence Journal-World October 5, 2003 Accessed 9 August 2009