1966 NFL Rookie of the Year*
Johnny Roland was the UPI's pick for Rookie of the Year in 1966. He was an All American defensive back and running back for Missouri. Drafted by the Cardinals n the 4th round, he ran for 695 yards and 5 TDs in 1966. He also returned a punt for a TD and passed for a touchdown in his rookie year.
He played 7 seasons in the St. Louis backfield and was their all-time leading rusher when he left the team after the 1972 season. He played his final season in 1973 for the New York Giants then went onto a successful coaching career. In all He coached for seven different pro teams and for Notre Dame from 1974-2005. He got his Superbowl ring as a coach for the Chicago Bears in 1985.