[KC Chiefs.com] Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Thursday that defensive end Tambi Hali had been named team’s Mack Lee Hill Award winner. The award is voted on by Chiefs players and will be presented at the 37th annual 101 Banquet on March 3rd.
The Mack Lee Hill Award is presented each year to the Chiefs rookie or first-year player who best exemplifies the spirit of the late Mack Lee Hill, who passed away during his second season with the Chiefs in ’65.
Hali led the Chiefs with 8.0 sacks on the season, the third-best rookie total in franchise history. He also registered 65 tackles, including one for loss as well as four QB pressures, six fumbles forced, four fumble recoveries, an interception and two passes defensed. His team-high six forced fumbles tied for the third-most in Chiefs annals and were the most by a rookie in franchise history.