Awards & Honors

Chiefs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame 
Ten members of the Chiefs organization have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. In addition to the ten members listed below, Marcus Allen, who played five seasons with the Chiefs, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003, Joe Montana, who played two seasons with the Chiefs, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000, Mike Webster, who also played two seasons in Kansas City, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997, Marv Levy, who was the head coach of the Chiefs for five seasons, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001, Warren Moon, who played two seasons with the Chiefs, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006, and Willie Roaf, who played four seasons with the Chiefs, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.

Name
Pos.
Career
Inducted In
Lamar Hunt
Owner
1960-2006
1972
Bobby Bell
LB
1963-1974
1983
Willie Lanier
LB
1967-1977
1986
Len Dawson
QB
1962-1975
1987
Buck Buchanan
DT
1963-1975
1990
Jan Stenerud
K
1967-1979
1991
Hank Stram
Head Coach
1960-1974
2003
Emmitt Thomas
CB
1966-1978
2008
Derrick Thomas
LB
1989-1999
2009
Curley Culp
DT
1968-1974
2013

Chiefs Hall of Fame 
In tribute to those who have made outstanding contributions to the success of the Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, the team has established a Hall of Fame.  New inductees are selected by a three-man committee, representing the Chiefs Booster Club, the area media and the Chiefs organization.  The award is presented annually at the "101 Banquet."  Ten members of the Chiefs Hall of Fame are also enshrinees in the Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Name
Pos.
Career
Inducted In
Lamar Hunt
Owner
1960-2006
1970
Mack Lee Hill
RB
1964-1965
1971
Jerry Mays
DT
1961-1970
1972
Fred Arbanas
TE
1962-1970
1973
Johnny Robinson
S
1960-1971
1974
Chris Burford
E
1960-1967
1975
E. J. Holub
C/LB
1961-1970
1976
Jim Tyrer
T
1961-1973
1977
Mike Garrett
RB
1966-1970
1978
Len Dawson
QB
1962-1975
1979
Bobby Bell
LB
1963-1974
1980
Buck Buchanan
DT
1963-1975
1981
Otis Taylor
WR
1965-1975
1982
Ed Budde
G
1963-1976
1984
Willie Lanier
LB
1967-1977
1985
Emmitt Thomas
CB
1966-1978
1986
Hank Stram
Coach
1960-1974
1987
Jerrel Wilson
P
1963-1977
1988
Ed Podolak
RB
1969-1977
1989
Jim Lynch
LB
1967-1977
1990
Abner Haynes
RB
1960-1965
1991
Jan Stenerud
K
1967-1979
1992
Sherrill Headrick
LB
1960-1967
1993
Jack Rudnay
C
1970-1982
1994
Curtis McClinton
RB
1962-1969
1995
Deron Cherry
S
1981-1991
1996
Dave Hill
T
1963-1974
1997
Art Still
DE
1978-1987
1998
Lloyd Burruss
S
1981-1991
1999
Christian Okoye
RB
1987-1992
2000
Derrick Thomas
LB
1989-1999
2001
John Alt
T
1984-1996
2002
Gary Spani
LB
1978-1986
2003
Joe Delaney
RB
1981-1982
2004
Jack Steadman
Administrator
1960-2007
2005
Neil Smith
DE
1988-1996
2006
Albert Lewis
CB
1983-1993
2007
Curley Culp
DT
1968-1974
2008
Nick Lowery
K
1980-1993
2009
Marty Schottenheimer
Coach
1989-1998
2010
Kevin Ross
CB
1984-1993, 1997
2011
Will Shields
G
1993-2006
2012
Gary Barbaro
S
1976-1982
2013
Priest Holmes
RB
2001-2007
2014

Retired Numbers 
Number
Name
Pos.
Career
3
Jan Stenerud
K
1967-1979
16
Len Dawson
QB
1962-1975
18
Emmitt Thomas
CB
1966-1978
28
Abner Haynes
RB
1960-1964
33
Stone Johnson
RB
1963
36
Mack Lee Hill
RB
1964-1965
58
Derrick Thomas
LB
1989-1999
63
Willie Lanier
LB
1967-1977
78
Bobby Bell
LB
1963-1974
86
Buck Buchanan
DT
1967-1977

Derrick Thomas Award 
For the past 28 years the Chiefs have upheld a tradition of selecting the club's Most Valuable Player.  Named in honor of the late Derrick Thomas, this Chiefs custom is especially meaningful for its recipients not only because of the man that it is named in honor of, but also because it is selected by a vote of their peers.  Thomas was the heart and soul of the Kansas City defense from 1989-99 and will always be regarded as one of the best linebackers to play the game.

Year
Player
Pos.
Notes
1979
Gary Barbaro
S
7 interceptions for 142 yards & 1 touchdown.
1980
Art Still
DE
14.5 sacks for -115 yards.
1981
Joe Delaney
RB
234 carries for 1,121 yards.
1982
Gary Green
CB
Shut down corner.
1983
Bill Kenney
QB
Passed for 4,348 yards & 24 touchdowns.
1984
Art Still
DE
Led team with 131 tackles & 14.5 sacks.
1985
Lloyd Burruss
S
Hard hitting safety finished 2nd on team in tackles.
1986
Albert Lewis
CB
Another great season for the perennial Pro Bowler.
1987
Carlos Carson
WR
Caught 55 passes for 1,044 yards.
1988
Deron Cherry
S
Led team with 151 tackles & 7 interceptions.
1989
Christian Okoye
RB
Led the NFL with 1,480 rushing yards.
1990
Steve DeBerg
QB
Passed for 3,444 yards & 23 touchdowns.
1991
Derrick Thomas
LB
Led team with 13.5 sacks.
1992
Neil Smith
DE
Tied for team lead with 14.5 sacks.
1993
Marcus Allen
RB
Led team with 764 rushing yards & 12 touchdowns.
1994
Derrick Thomas
LB
Leader of one of the top defenses in the NFL.
1995
Marcus Allen
RB
Led team with 890 rushing yards.
1996
Mark Collins
S
Led team with 119 tackles & 6 interceptions.
1997
Andre Rison
WR
Caught 72 passes for 1,092 yards.
1998
Glenn Parker
T
Helped clear the way for 1,548 rushing yards.
1999
Marvcus Patton
LB
Heart and soul of the Chiefs defense.
2000
Derrick Alexander
WR
Caught 78 passes for 1,391 yards & 10 touchdowns.
2001
Priest Holmes
RB
Led the NFL with 1,555 rushing yards.
2002
Priest Holmes
RB
Rushed for 1,615 yards & scored 24 touchdowns.
2003
Trent Green
QB
Pro Bowl QB threw for over 4,000 yards & 24 touchdowns.
2004
Trent Green
QB
Set franchise record for completions and passing yards.
2005
Larry Johnson
RB
Rushed for 1,750 yards & scored 21 total touchdowns.
2006
Larry Johnson
RB
Rushed for 1,789 yards & scored 17 total touchdowns.
2007
Jared Allen
DE
Led the NFL with 15.5 sacks.
2008
Tony Gonzalez
TE
Caught 96 passes for 1,058 yards & 10 touchdowns.
2009
Jamaal Charles
RB
Rushed for 1,120 yards  & scored 9 total touchdowns.
2010
Jamaal Charles
RB
Rushed for 1,467 yards & averaged 6.4 yards per carry.
2011
Derrick Johnson
LB
Set franchise record with 179 tackles.
2012
Jamaal Charles
RB
Rushed for 1,509 yards & scored 6 total touchdowns.
2013
Jamaal Charles
RB
Rushed for 1,287 yards & led the team with 70 receptions.

Mack Lee Hill Award 
Each year since 1966, the Chiefs have selected a recipient for the Mack Lee Hill Award.  It is a tribute to the late Mack Lee Hill, an outstanding running back who played for the Chiefs in 1964 and 1965.  In memory and tribute to Hill, the award is presented annually to the Chiefs rookie or first-year player who, as the inscription on the trophy reads - "best exemplifies the spirit of the late Mack Lee Hill... the man with the giant heart and the quiet way."  In selecting the recipient, the Chiefs veterans look for a first-year player who has displayed the spirit and attitude of Mack Lee Hill.

Year
Player
Pos.
Notes
1966
Mike Garrett
RB
Led team with 801 rushing yards.
1967
Jan Stenerud
K
Scored 108 points; 45 PAT's & 21 field goals.
1968
Robert Holmes
RB
Led team with 866 rushing yards & 7 touchdowns.
1969
Jim Marsalis
CB
Also made the All-AFL team as a rookie.
1970
Jack Rudnay
C
Started at center as a rookie.
1971
Elmo Wright
WR
Caught 26 passes & averaged 20.3 yards/catch.
1972
Larry Marshall
WR
Averaged 28.3 yards on kickoff returns.
1973
Gary Butler
TE
Caught 8 passes for 124 yards & 2 touchdowns.
1974
Woody Green
RB
Led team with 509 rushing yards.
1975
Walter White
TE
Caught 23 passes for 559 yards & 3 touchdowns.
1976
Gary Barbaro
S
Started at safety as a rookie.
1977
Gary Green
CB
Returned punts & started at CB as a rookie.
1978
Don Parrish
NT
Started at nose tackle as a rookie.
1979
Bob Grupp
P
Averaged 43.1 yards a punt.
1980
Eric Harris
CB
Started at cornerback as a rookie.
1981
Lloyd Burruss
S
Started at safety as a rookie.
1982
Les Studdard
C
Filled in as a back-up his rookie season.
1983
David Lutz
T
Started at right tackle as a rookie.
1984
Kevin Ross
CB
Started at cornerback as a rookie.
1985
Jeff Smith
RB
Averaged 19.8 yds. on kickoff returns.
1986
Dino Hackett
LB
Led the team with 140 tackles.
1987
Christian Okoye
RB
Led the team with 660 rushing yards.
1988
James Saxon
RB
Rushed for 236 yards as a rookie.
1989
Derrick Thomas
LB
Led the team with 10.0 sacks.
1990
Percy Snow
LB
Started at linebacker as a rookie.
1991
Tracy Simien
LB
Started at linebacker as a rookie.
1992
Willie Davis
WR
Caught 36 passes for 756 yards.
1993
Will Shields
G
Started at right guard as a rookie.
1994
Lake Dawson
WR
Caught 37 passes for 537 yards.
1995
Tamarick Vanover
WR/KR
Averaged 25.5 yards on kickoff returns.
1996
Reggie Tongue
S
Saw time on special teams & on passing downs.
1997
Tony Gonzalez
TE
Caught 33 passes for 368 yards.
1998
Victor Riley
T
Started at right tackle as a rookie.
1999
Mike Maslowski
LB
Was a monster on special teams as a rookie.
2000
Greg Wesley
S
Started at safety as a rookie.
2001
Eric Downing
DT
Was a back-up on the defensive line as a rookie.
2002
Scott Fujita
LB
Recorded 61 tackles in his rookie season.
2003
Jimmy Wilkerson
DE
Played in 14 games & recorded 14 tackles.
Kawika Mitchell
LB
Started 5 games & recorded 21 tackles & an interception.
2004
Jared Allen
DE
Led all NFL rookies with 9.0 quarterback sacks.
2005
Derrick Johnson
LB
Started all 16 games and recorded 110 tackles.
2006
Tamba Hali
DE
Led the Chiefs with 8.0 sacks & recorded 65 tackles.
2007
Dwayne Bowe
WR
Led all NFL rookies with 70 receptions for 995 yards.
2008
Maurice Leggett
CB
Recorded 32 tackles & one interception.
2009
Ryan Succop
K
Made 25 of 29 field goals & scored 104 total points.
2010
Eric Berry
S
Recorded 92 tackles & 4 interceptions.
2011
Justin Houston
LB
Recorded 70 tackles & 5.5 sacks.
2012
Dontari Poe
DT
Started all 16 games & recorded 38 tackles.
2013
Marcus Cooper
CB
Recorded 44 tackles & 3 interceptions.

Ed Block Courage Award 
Dating back to the '83 season, the Ed Block Courage Award has annually honored one player from every NFL team who exemplifies commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage.  Named in honor of longtime Colts athletic trainer Ed Block, recipients of the award are selected by a vote of their teammates.  The winners are recognized for their extra efforts both on and off the field and their ability to overcome great adversity; whether it be personal or professional.

Year
Player
Pos.
1983
Dave Lutz
T
1984
Kevin Ross
CB
1985
Mark Robinson
S
1986
Dino Hackett
LB
1987
Lloyd Burruss
S
1988
Christian Okoye
RB
1989
Deron Cherry
S
1990
Jayice Pearson
CB
1991
Rich Baldinger
T
1992
Albert Lewis
CB
1993
Neil Smith
DE
1994
John Alt
T
1995
Dave Szott
G
1996
Lake Dawson
WR
1997
Glenn Parker
G/T
1998
Tim Grunhard
C
1999
Eric Hicks
DE
2000
Tony Richardson
FB
2001
Tony Richardson
FB
2002
John Browning
DE
2003
Jerome Woods
S
2004
Priest Holmes
RB
2005
Will Shields
G
2006
Benny Sapp
CB
2007
Eddie Kennison
WR
2008
Damon Huard
QB
2009
Brodie Croyle
QB
2010
Dustin Colquitt
P
2011
Jon McGraw
S
2012
Jamaal Charles
RB

Kansas City Chiefs 25-Year All-Time Team 
As selected by fan balloting in the Kansas City Star-Times in 1987.

Offense
Defense
WR
Otis Taylor
1965-1975
DE
Jerry Mays
1961-1970
WR
Henry Marshall
1976-1987
DE
Art Still
1978-1987
TE
Fred Arbanas
1962-1970
DT
Buck Buchanan
1963-1975
T
Jim Tyrer
1961-1973
DT
Curley Culp
1968-1974
T
Dave Hill
1963-1974
LB
Bobby Bell
1963-1974
G
Ed Budde
1963-1976
MLB
Willie Lanier
1967-1977
G
Ton Condon
1974-1984
LB
Jim Lynch
1967-1977
C
Jack Rudnay
1970-1982
CB
Emmitt Thomas
1966-1978
QB
Len Dawson
1961-1975
CB
Albert Lewis
1983-1993
RB
Mike Garrett
1966-1970
S
Johnny Robinson
1960-1971
RB
Ed Podolak
1969-1977
S
Deron Cherry
1981-1991
K
Jan Stenerud
1967-1979
P
Jerrel Wilson
1963-1977
KR
Noland Smith
1967-1969

Kansas City Chiefs 40th Anniversary Team 
As selected by Lamar Hunt & Lamar Hunt Jr. in 1999.

Offense
Defense
WR
Otis Taylor
1965-1975
DE
Art Still
1978-1987
WR
Carlos Carson
1980-1989
DE
Neil Smith
1988-1996
TE
Fred Arbanas
1962-1970
DT
Buck Buchanan
1963-1975
T
Jim Tyrer
1961-1973
DT
Jerry Mays
1961-1970
T
John Alt
1984-1996
LB
Willie Lanier
1967-1977
G
Ed Budde
1963-1976
LB
Bobby Bell
1963-1974
G
Will Shields
1993-2006
LB
Derrick Thomas
1989-1999
C
Jack Rudnay
1969-1982
CB
Emmitt Thomas
1966-1978
QB
Len Dawson
1962-1975
CB
Albert Lewis
1983-1993
FB
Christian Okoye
1987-1992
S
Deron Cherry
1981-1991
RB
Ed Podolak
1969-1977
S
Johnny Robinson
1960-1971

Chiefs in the College Football Hall of Fame 
Thirteen players who spent a portion of their professional football career with either the Kansas City Chiefs or Dallas Texans have been enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame, which is located in South Bend, Indiana. Players are officially enshrined in the Hall the year following their selection.

Name
College Pos.
College (Years)
Enshrined
Marcus Allen
RB
USC (1978-1981)
2001
Bobby Bell
DT
Minnesota (1960-1962)
1991
Buck Buchanan
OT/DT
Grambling (1960-1962)
1996
Brad Budde
OT
USC (1976-1979)
1999
Chris Burford
E
Stanford (1957-1959)
1995
Billy Cannon
HB
LSU (1957-1959)
2009
Ronnie Caveness
LB
Arkansas (1962-1964)
2011
Joe Delaney
RB
NW Louisiana St. (1977-1980)
1997
Randy Duncan
QB
Iowa (1956-1958)
1998
Kenny Gamble
RB
Colgate (1984-1987)
2002
Mike Garrett
RB
USC (1963-1965)
1985
E. J. Holub
C
Texas Tech (1958-1960)
1986
Willie Lanier
LB
Morgan St. (1964-1966)
2000
Jim Lynch
LB
Notre Dame (1964-1966)
1992
Gary Spani
LB
Kansas St. (1974-1977)
2003
Will Shields
G
Nebraska (1989-1992)
2012

Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
 
Coach of the Year
1972
Willie Lanier
1968
AFL
Hank Stram (UPI, PFW)
1973
Len Dawson
1997
NFL
Marty Schottenheimer (USA)
1993
Derrick Thomas
2003
Will Shields
Executive of the Year
2009
Brian Waters
2010
NFL
Scott Pioli (PFW, PFWA)
NFL Alumni Order of the Leather Helmet
Maxwell Club Earl "Greasy" Neale Award
1981
Lamar Hunt
2003
NFL
Dick Vermeil
2004
Dick Vermeil
AFL Player of the Year
Offensive Player of the Year
1960
Abner Haynes (UPI, TSN)
1971
NFL
Otis Taylor (PFW)
1962
Len Dawson (TSN)
2002
NFL
Priest Holmes (AP, SI)
Rookie of the Year
Defensive Rookie of the Year
1962
AFL
Curtis McClinton (UPI, TSN)
1969
AFL
Jim Marsalis (PFW)
1981
AFC
Joe Delaney (UPI)
1984
NFL
Bill Maas (AP)
1992
NFL
Dale Carter (FW)
1989
NFL
Derrick Thomas (AP, PFW)
1992
AFC
Dale Carter (UPI)
1992
NFL
Dale Carter (AP, PFW)
101 AFL/AFC Coach of the Year
101 AFL/AFC Def. Player of the Year
1969
AFL
Hank Stram
1969
Bobby Bell
1995
AFC
Marty Schottenheimer
1971
Willie Lanier
1997
AFC
Marty Schottenheimer
1986
Deron Cherry
2010
AFC
Todd Haley
1991
Derrick Thomas
101 AFC Offensive Player of the Year
PFW Golden Toe Award
1989
Christian Okoye
1979
Bob Grupp
1990
Nick Lowery
1997
Pete Stoyanovich
Comeback Player of the Year
PFW Humanitarian of the Year
1990
Barry Word (PFW)
1999
Will Shields
1993
Marcus Allen (PFW)
2003
Tony Richardson
NFL 75th Anniversary Team
Super Bowl Silver Anniversary Team
LB
Willie Lanier
K
Jan Stenerud
K
Jan Stenerud
All-Time AFL Team, 1960-69
Heisman Trophy Chiefs
TE
Fred Arbanas
1959
LSU
Billy Cannon
T
Jim Tyrer
1965
USC
Mike Garrett
G
Ed Budde
1981
USC
Marcus Allen
DE
Jerry Mays
LB
Bobby Bell
S
Johnny Robinson
P
Jerrel Wilson
All-Rookie Teams
Chiefs in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
1974
OT
Charlie Getty (FW)
1994
Lamar Hunt
1977
CB
Gary Green (FW)
1994
Len Dawson
1984
CB
Kevin Ross (FW)
1994
Otis Taylor
1986
OLB
Tim Cofield (FW)
1994
Bill Grigsby
1986
ILB
Dino Hackett (UPI)
1995
Bobby Bell
1986
OT
Brian Jozwiak (FW, UPI)
1996
Hank Stram
1987
RB
Christian Okoye (FW)
1996
Jan Stenerud
1989
LB
Derrick Thomas (FW, UPI)
1997
Fred Arbanas
1990
P
Bryan Barker (UPI)
1998
Ed Budde
1990
C
Tim Grunhard (FW, UPI)
1999
Willie Lanier
1990
ILB
Percy Snow (FW, UPI)
1999
Johnny Robinson
1990
G
Dave Szott (FW, UPI)
2001
Marcus Allen
1992
CB/PR
Dale Carter (FW)
2001
Dick Vermeil
1993
G
Will Shields (FW)
2002
Deron Cherry
1995
PR/KR
Tamarick Vanover (FW)
2003
Christian Okoye
1997
TE
Tony Gonzalez (PFW, FW)
2004
Carl Peterson
2000
CB
Pat Dennis (PFW)
2004
Art Still
2000
WR
Sylvester Morris (PFW, FN)
2006
Gary Spani
2000
S
Greg Wesley (PFW, FN, FD)
2007
Curtis McClinton
2002
LB
Scott Fujita (PFW)
2008
Neil Smith
2004
DE
Jared Allen (PFW)
2009
Will Shields
2006
DE
Tamba Hali (PFW)
2010
Marty Schottenheimer
2006
S/ST
Bernard Pollard (PFW)
2011
Priest Holmes
2007
WR
Dwayne Bowe (PFW)
2012
Emmitt Thomas
2008
CB
Brandon Flowers (PFW)
2013
Tony Richardson
2009
DE
Tyson Jackson (PFW)
2009
K
Ryan Succop (PFW)
2010
S
Eric Berry (PFW, PFWA, SN)