Paul Lowe (born September 27, 1936 in Homer, LA) is a retired American football running back who played for the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League from 1960 to 1969. After Lowe graduated from Oregon State University, he joined the Chargers as a free agent. He returned his first touch of the football in the AFL for a 105-yard touchdown in the Chargers' first-ever exhibition game, and had the Chargers' longest run from scrimmage with an 87-yard run in 1961.
Lowe was the UPI and Sporting News American Football League MVP in 1965 with 1,121 yards rushing (14-game schedule). He was also a two-time all-American Football League selection and a halfback on the All-Time All-AFL Team. Lowe set a pro football record with six games in which he gained 100 or more yards on 14 or fewer carries. He has the AFL's all-time highest rushing average, at 4.89 yds/carry, and his career rushing total of 4,995 yards is second best all-time in the AFL. He is also one of only twenty players who were in the AFL for its entire ten-year existence.
Preceded by: Gino Cappelletti American Football League MVPs 1965 (w/ Jack Kemp) Succeeded by: Jim Nance