Jim Marsalis
No. 40
Born: (1945-10-10) October 10, 1945 (age 76)
Pascagoula, MS
Career information
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight194 lb (88 kg)
CollegeTennessee State
AFL draft1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
Drafted byKansas City Chiefs
Career history
As player
(1969)Kansas City Chiefs (AFL)
(19691975)Kansas City Chiefs
(1977)New Orleans Saints
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
INT yards116
Fumble recoveries6
Games played90
Games started51

James Marsalis (born October 10, 1945) is an American former professional football player who was a cornerback for nine seasons in the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Tennessee State Tigers before playing professionally from 1969 through 1977. He helped the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs beat the defending league champion New York Jets in the first game of the 1969 AFL playoffs, making two interceptions off the Jets' Joe Namath. Following that, he started in the Fourth AFL-NFL World Championship Game for the Chiefs, defeating the Minnesota Vikings in the last World Championship game played between the AFL and NFL champions. Marsalis was selected by Pro Football Weekly as the 1969 AFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.[1]


  1. ^ "Jim Marsalis Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com.