[KC Chiefs.com] The highlight of this week’s Chiefs Hall of Fame Weekend will be the placing of former defensive end Neil Smith’s name to the facade of Arrowhead Stadium in formal ceremonies at halftime of the team’s game with the San Diego Chargers. Smith becomes the 35th member of the team’s Hall of Fame.
Neil Smith was the second overall selection of the ’88 NFL draft and went on to play in 138 regular season games with Kansas City. He ranks second in franchise history with 86.5 sacks and posted a double-digit sack tally four straight seasons from ’92-’95. He paired with fellow Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas to form one of the most feared pass-rushing duos in NFL history and served as a cornerstone of a Chiefs squad that made six consecutive post-season appearances from ’90-’95. In total, Smith finished his Chiefs career with 546 tackles.