Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2002... Monumental Minnesotan anchored Kansas City's offensive line for 13 seasons from his left tackle post... The stoic standard-bearer by which all future Kansas City left tackles will be judged... Played a prodigious part in the resurgence of the Chiefs franchise in the '90s... Will Shields (224) and Jim Tyrer (180) was the only offensive lineman in team history to play in more games than Alt (179)... Started 149 of those games and owns a share of a franchise record by making 10 career playoff appearances, including the '93 AFC Championship Game... Earned back-to-back Pro Bowl trips following the '92 and '93 seasons... An All-Pro pick in '90-91... A prolific pass protector, also helped Kansas City perennially produce some of the best rushing numbers in the '90s... The Chiefs led the NFL in rushing for the first time in team history in '95 and produced five top 10 finishes during his tenure... Former collegiate tight end claims to have "eaten his way" out of that position before moving to tackle at the University of Iowa... Was a first-round draft choice in '84, the third offensive lineman selected overall... Born May 30, 1962 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Tight End, 1962-70
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1973... Was considered one of pro football's finest tight ends during his ten seasons with the Texans/Chiefs... Named to the All-Time AFL Team by the Pro Football Hall of Fame... Was a five-time All-AFL choice, grabbing the honor from '62-65 and in '67... Was known for his tenacious blocking and courage... Lost the sight in one eye in an accident in December of '64, but came back strong to earn All-AFL accolades the following season... Member of Kansas City's Super Bowl IV title team... Played in 118 games, catching 198 passes for 3,101 yards and 34 touchdowns... Was a seventh-round pick of the Texans after a stellar college career at Michigan State... Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in '97... Born on January 14, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2013... Ball-hawking safety roamed the Chiefs defensive backfield for seven seasons... Was one of the most prolific interceptors of the football in the National Football League during his career, recording more interceptions and interception return yards than any other player during that seven-year span... Set a franchise record by starting all 101 games he played in to begin his career... Selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls, earning his first trip following the 1980 season... Honored as the club's Mack Lee Hill Award winner after his rookie season in 1976 and was named the first-ever winner of the team's most valuable player award (now known as the Derrick Thomas Award) for his play in the 1979 season... Recorded 39 career interceptions for 771 yards (19.8 avg.)... Returned three of his 39 interceptions for touchdowns, including one for a 102-yard touchdown return vs. Seattle (12/11/77), which still stands as the longest interception return in Chiefs history and ranks him with the fifth-most interception return yards in a single game in franchise history... His 39 interceptions stand as the fourth-highest total in club history behind Chiefs Pro Football Hall of Fame great Emmitt Thomas (58) and Chiefs Hall of Fame honorees Johnny Robinson (57) and Deron Cherry (50)... Recorded 10 interceptions in 1980, tying a club record for most interceptions in a single season... His 771 interception return yards ranks the second-most in team history behind Thomas' 938 yards... Originally entered the NFL as the Chiefs third-round pick (74th overall) in the 1976 NFL Draft... Was a two-time all-Gulf South Conference first-team defensive back at Nicholls State, intercepting nine passes in two seasons at Nicholls State... Born February 11, 1954 in Kenner, Louisiana.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1984... Was the finest offensive guard to play in the AFL... Was named to the AFL's All-Time Team by the Pro Football Hall of Fame... Was named to play in the AFL All-Star game or AFC-NFC Pro Bowl seven times, following the '63 and '66-71 seasons... Was a starter during each of the Chiefs two Super Bowl appearances... His 14 seasons with the Chiefs are tied for the second-most in team history... Saw action in 177 career regular season games... Was a first team All-AFL pick in '66 and '69... His son, Brad, played for the Chiefs from '80-86... Selected by Kansas City in the first round of the '63 AFL Draft... Was a college standout at Michigan State... Was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in '98... Born November 2, 1940 in Highland Park, Michigan.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1975... Led Texans/Chiefs in pass receptions in four of his eight seasons: '61-63 and '65... Was an AFL All-Star in '61 and a first team All-AFL pick in '62... Played in 103 regular season contests... Ranks fourth in franchise history in pass receptions (391) and sixth in receiving yards (5,505)... His 55 career TD grabs are the third-most in club annals... Caught a team-record 12 TD passes during the '62 season... Member of two AFL championship squads... Joined Texans as a first-round pick in '60... As a senior at Stanford in '59, he set an NCAA record with 61 catches... Was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in '95... Born January 31, 1938 in Oakland, California.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1999... The first Chief to ever be the Mack Lee Hill Award winner ('81), the team's MVP ('85) and a member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame... Was one of the premier strong safeties in the NFL throughout the '80s... Played in 145 regular season games (103 starts)... During that decade, he averaged 63 tackles per season, while recording 20 interceptions and scored five touchdowns... Gained league-wide recognition in '86 with his only Pro Bowl berth... Was Kansas City's starting strong safety from '81-88... Returned four of his 22 interceptions for a touchdown... Only Bobby Bell (six), Emmitt Thomas (five) and Jim Kearney (five) have returned more interceptions for scores in Kansas City history... Owns team record for interception return yardage (121) in a game... Is co-holder of NFL and team records for interceptions returned for a touchdown in a game with two (KC's Jim Kearney, Derrick Johnson and 23 others share the league mark)... Extremely productive player produced 628 tackles, 22 interceptions, seven fumble recoveries and 3.5 sacks... Was a four-year starter at the University of Maryland... Born October 31, 1957 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1996... Is one of the most celebrated and popular players in franchise history... Was the finest free safety in the AFC throughout the '80s, grabbing six straight Pro Bowl berths following the '83-88 seasons, including five as a starter in the game... Was selected to the Chiefs 25-Year Anniversary Team in '87... Entered the pro ranks as a rookie free agent punter, making him one of the most successful free agents in NFL history... Owner of six 100-tackle seasons... In 148 career games (124 starts), had 927 tackles, 50 interceptions, 15 fumble recoveries and three touchdowns... Ranks third on the team's all-time interception list... Led Chiefs in tackles four times and interceptions on six occasions... Won AFC interception title in '86 with nine... Was a strong safety and punter at Rutgers and was a high school quarterback... Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2002... Is one of nine partners of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars... Born September 12, 1959 in Palmyra, New Jersey.
Running Back, 1981-82
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2004... Electrifying runner whose promising career was tragically cut short after just two NFL seasons... Unassuming and humble off the field, was simply amazing once he stepped between the stripes... Burst onto the NFL scene as the AFC Rookie of the Year in '81 when he earned a trip to the Pro Bowl and was named Chiefs MVP after establishing a then-franchise record with 1,121 rushing yards... Helped propel the '81 Chiefs to a 9-7 record, the club's first winning season since '73... After coming off the bench to record 101 rushing yards in his initial NFL action at New England (10/4/81), ran for 106 yards and registered 104 receiving yards in his initial pro start vs. Oakland (10/11/81)... His 193-yard outing vs. Houston (11/15/81) remains the seventh-highest single-game rushing output in franchise history... In just 23 career games, amassed 329 carries for 1,501 yards with three TDs, as well as 33 receptions for 299 yards... Joined the Chiefs as a second-round draft choice out of Northwestern Louisiana where he was part of the school's NCAA Division I champion 4x100 meter relay team... Born October 30, 1958 in Henderson, Texas... Drowned on June 29, 1983 attempting to save the lives of three youngsters in Monroe, Louisiana and was buried on July 4, 1983 in Haughton, Louisiana... Posthumously awarded the Presidential Citizen's Medal by Ronald Reagan on July 13, 1983... Received the NCAA Award of Valor in '84 and was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in '97.
Running Back, 1966-70
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1978... Spent five very productive seasons with the Chiefs before finishing his NFL career with the San Diego Chargers ('70-73)... Is the seventh-leading rusher in Chiefs history, churning out 3,246 yards and 24 touchdowns on 736 carries... Also caught 141 passes for 1,231 yards and seven scores... Led team in rushing three times, including the '67 season when he gained 1,087 yards... Was an All-AFL choice in '66-67... Scored a five-yard TD against the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV victory running "65 toss power trap"... Winner of the '65 Heisman Trophy... Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in '85... Started Southern Cal's long legacy of talented tailbacks... Was selected by Kansas City in the 20th round of the '66 AFL Draft... Born April 12, 1944 in Los Angeles, California.
Running Back, 1960-65
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1991... Exciting running back and return specialist who still owns or shares four franchise records, including most points in a game (30), most touchdowns in a game (five) and most rushing touchdowns in a game (four), while tying for third in team history with 8,447 career combined net yards... Is the fifth-leading rusher in team history (3,837)... Played in 70 regular season games... Led club in rushing four times: '60-62 and '64... Selected as the AFL's first Player of the Year in '60 when he led the league with 875 rushing yards... Became the franchise's initial 1,000-yard rusher, getting 1,049 during the '62 AFL title season... Named All-AFL from '60-62... In '65 he was traded to the Denver Broncos, where he spent two seasons... Also played with the N.Y. Jets and Miami Dolphins... Originally a first-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in '60... Was a college standout at North Texas... Born September 19, 1937 in Denton, Texas.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1993... Hard-nosed, all-giving linebacker whose teammates called him "Psycho" for his rambunctious nature and style of play... Named to five All-AFL squads ('61-62, '64-66)... Played in 108 regular season contests and made five AFL All-Star games as one of the league's best middle linebackers... Played one season at offensive guard, center and linebacker in Canada ('59) before joining the Texans for the initial AFL season in '60... Signed with the Texasns as a free agent... Had 14 interceptions during his eight-year Texans/Chiefs career, returning three for touchdowns... Played in '62 and '66 AFL title game wins and Super Bowl I... Was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the '68 AFL Expansion Draft and played with that club for one season... Born March 13, 1937 in Waco, Texas and died on September 10, 2008 in Waco, TX.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1997... Exceptional offensive tackle manned the right side of the Chiefs line for 12 superb seasons... Was a member of two AFL championship teams ('66 and '69) and both Chiefs squads that went to the Super Bowl... Was the starting right tackle in Kansas City's Super Bowl IV victory over the Minnesota Vikings... Played in 150 regular season games and did not miss a contest for nine straight seasons ('64-72)... Was considered one of the game's best pass protectors during his career... Selected by Kansas City in the 24th round of the '63 AFL Draft... Was an outstanding collegiate tackle at Auburn University... Born February 1, 1941 in Lanett, Alabama.
Mack Lee Hill
Running Back, 1964-65
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1971... Played running back with the Chiefs for two memorable seasons ('64-65)... Died tragically while undergoing surgery after suffering a knee injury in the next-to-last game of the '65 season at Buffalo (12/12/65)... Made the Chiefs roster in '64 as a rookie free agent out of Southern University and wound up as the team's second-leading rusher that season with 567 yards and four touchdowns on 105 carries... Played in the AFL All-Star game after his rookie campaign... Gained 627 yards, second-most on the team, in his second pro season... Saw duty in just 27 career games... Nicknamed "The Truck"... His number 36 is retired... Each year since '66, the Chiefs have annually presented the Mack Lee Hill Award to the team's top rookie or first-year performer... Born on August 17, 1940 in Quincy, Florida and died on December 14, 1965 in Kansas City, Missouri.
E. J. Holub
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1976... One of the most fiery competitors in franchise history... Distinguished himself as both a linebacker ('61-67) and center ('68-70)... Named to five AFL All-Star affairs as a linebacker, following the '61-62 and '64-66 seasons... Given name was Emil Joe, but was known simply as E. J. or as the Chiefs "Holler Guy"... Was a starter at center on Kansas City's Super Bowl IV title team... Played in 127 games after joining the Chiefs as a first-round draft pick of the Texans in '61... Made nine career interceptions... Is one of the best players to ever come out of Texas Tech, where his career earned him a place in the College Football Hall of Fame in '86... Born January 5, 1938 in Schulenburg, Texas.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2007... Vaunted cover man was a lynchpin for the league's most decorated secondary unit for over a decade... Picked off 20 passes during his first four professional campaigns before opponents finally decided it wasn't a good idea to test him... Four-time Pro Bowl cornerback concluded his Chiefs tenure with 38 career interceptions, the fifth-highest total in franchise history... In addition to his exemplary coverage skills, possessed tremendous speed off the edge and owned an uncanny ability to stretch out his body on special teams... Utilized those rare traits to become the most adept kick blocker in franchise history, swatting down a team-record 10 punts, four of which were returned by the Chiefs for a TD... Named Kansas City's MVP following the '86 season when he accounted for 69 tackles (61 solo), four interceptions, two fumble recoveries, a sack and a blocked punt... Also earned a spot on the Chiefs 25-Year All-Time Team in '87... Helped lead the club to five playoff berths and was a member of the '93 squad that reached the AFC Championship Game... Saw duty in 150 games (128 starts) for the Red and Gold, accumulating 555 tackles (450 solo), 38 interceptions, 11 fumble recoveries and 4.5 sacks... Spent the final five years of his professional career with "another" AFC West squad, but it was in a Chiefs uniform where he built his reputation as one of the most respected cornerbacks of his era... Joined the club as a third-round selection in the '83 NFL Draft out of Grambling... Born October 6, 1960 in Mansfield, Louisiana.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2009... The all-time leading scorer in franchise history, accumulated 1,466 career points in 14 seasons with the Red and Gold... Clutch kicker also holds Chiefs career records for made field goals (329), PATs made (479) and PATs attempted (483)... Three-time Pro Bowl performer was one of the most accurate long-distance kickers in league history, connecting on a team-record 20 FGs from 50 yards or longer during his illustrious career... Owns the three longest FGs in Chiefs annals, including a pair of 58-yard efforts... Registered a team-record 14 game-winning FGs during his tenure in Kansas City, seven of which came from 40 yards or more... Enjoyed a Pro Bowl campaign in ’90 as the Chiefs made the playoffs, setting a franchise single-season record with 34 made FGs and scoring 139 points, the highest tally ever for a Kansas City kicker... Only P Jerrel Wilson (15) played more seasons and only G Will Shields (224) played in more games in a Chiefs uniform... Was a member of five Chiefs playoff squads... Based on his 17-year NFL career totals with New England (’78), Kansas City (’80-93) and the N.Y. Jets (’94-96), ranks eighth in NFL history in made FGs (383) and is tenth in points (1,711)... Converted 80.2% of his FGs (329 of 410) and 99.3% of his PATs (479 of 483) with Kansas City... Before landing with the Chiefs as a free agent in ’80, had been cut 11 times by eight clubs over a two-year span... The lone Chiefs player to ever hail from Darthmouth, was involved in efforts that assisted three different U.S. Presidents (Reagan, H.W. Bush and Clinton)... Was the winner of the ’93 Byron "Whizzer" White Award... Born May 27, 1956 in Munich, Germany.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1990... Teamed with Pro Football Hall of Famers Willie Lanier and Bobby Bell to form one of the finest linebacker trios the game has ever seen... The trio played together for eight memorable seasons ('67-74)... Played in 151 games, including a string of 148 in a row... Manned the right linebacker spot, where he recorded 17 interceptions... Also produced 14 fumble recoveries, tying for the fifth-highest in franchise history... Had four seasons where he recorded three interceptions and two campaigns with three fumble recoveries... Helped Chiefs to huge victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV, making four tackles... Played in AFL All-Star game following the '68 season... Was the co-captain of Notre Dame's '66 National Championship team and won the Maxwell Award as the nation's outstanding defensive player... Enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in '92... Was a second-round pick of Kansas City in '67... Born August 28, 1945 in Lima, Ohio.
Defensive Tackle/Defensive End, 1961-70
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1972... Was a force on the Chiefs vaunted defensive line for 10 years... Named to the All-Time AFL Team by the Pro Football Hall of Fame... Was selected to play in the AFL All-Star game six times, following the '62 and '64-68 seasons... Also made an appearance in the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl after the '70 campaign... Played in 140 games with the Chiefs after joining the club as a fifth-round pick of the Dallas Texans in the '61 AFL Draft... Was a starter at left defensive end on the Chiefs Super Bowl IV championship team... Broke into pro football as an offensive tackle during his rookie campaign before switching to defense later that year... Was a college standout at SMU... Born November 24, 1939 in Dallas, Texas and died on July 17, 1994 in Lake Lewisville, Texas.
Running Back/Tight End, 1962-69
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1995... Is the eighth-leading rusher in franchise history... Was one of the early stars of the AFL... Had 762 rushing attempts for 3,124 yards and 18 touchdowns... Also caught 154 passes for 1,945 yards and 14 scores... Played in 107 regular season games... Made three AFL All-Star games following the '62 and '66-67 seasons and was named the Outstanding Player of the '62 game... Was a member of both Chiefs Super Bowl teams and all three AFL title clubs... Was named the AFL Rookie of the Year in '62, when he rushed for 604 yards and caught 29 passes for 333 yards... Was the first AFL player to score a TD in a Super Bowl, catching a seven-yard pass in the second quarter of Super Bowl I... Was a backup tight end on the Super Bowl IV championship squad... Selected as a future choice by the Texans in the 14th round of the '61 AFL Draft... Rushed for 1,377 yards as a college halfback at the University of Kansas... Has been inducted into both the Missouri and Kansas Sports Halls of Fame... Nicknamed "The Count"... Born June 25, 1939 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Running Back, 1987-92
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2000... Unquestionably the most powerful runner ever to wear the Red and Gold... Nicknamed "The Nigerian Nightmare"... Doled out plenty of punishment during his six seasons with Kansas City... His 1,246 rushing attempts rank third in franchise annals, while his 4,897 rushing yards rank as the third-highest total in Chiefs history... Still holds the second-highest marks in club annals for rushing attempts in a season (370 in '89) and attempts in a game (38)... Is third in team annals with 14 career 100-yard games... Racked up those numbers in just 79 games (65 starts)... Became just the second Chief ever to lead the league in rushing, gaining an NFL-best 1,480 yards in '89... His 40 career rushing TDs rank fourth in Kansas City history... Just the second Chiefs player ever to earn the club's Mack Lee Hill Award ('87), team MVP honors ('89) and be enshrined in the Chiefs Hall of Fame... Was a Pro Bowl pick following the '89 and '91 seasons... Originally came to the United States in '82 to compete in track and field at Azusa Pacific... Joined the Azusa football squad in '84 and after just three seasons of organized football was a second-round draft choice of Kansas City in '87... Enshrined in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2003... The name Okoye in Nigerian means "Blessed on Sundays"... Born August 16, 1961 in Enugu, Nigeria.
Running Back, 1969-77
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1989... Is one of the toughest, most hard-nosed players to ever don a Chiefs uniform... Played in 104 regular season games (66 starts)... Is the Chiefs fourth all-time leading rusher with 4,451 yards on 1,157 carries and ranks sixth with 34 TDs... Was also an excellent pass receiver and return man... Caught 288 passes for 2,456 yards and six scores while averaging 8.6 yards per punt return and 20.5 yards per kickoff return... His 8,343 career combined yards are the fifth-most in club history... Had one of the finest all-around performances in pro football history on Christmas Day '71, when he had an NFL single-game postseason record 350 total yards in a double OT playoff loss to Miami; had 85 rushing yards, 110 receiving yards and 155 yards on returns... Led Kansas City in rushing five times, while pacing the squad in receiving and punt returns three times apiece... Selected by the Chiefs in the second round of the 1969 draft... Played QB and RB at the University of Iowa and does color commentary for the Hawkeye Radio Network... Born September 1, 1947 in Atlantic, Iowa.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1974... Excelled as both a halfback ('60-61) and safety ('62-71)... Named to the AFL's All-Time Team by the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a safety... Was the third-leading interceptor in AFL history with 43... His 57 career interceptions rank second in team history... Led the AFL in picks with 10 in '66 and topped the NFL in '70 with 10... Was a six-time All-AFL selection ('63-68) and played in the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl following the '70 season... Played in 164 career games... As a halfback during the franchise's first two seasons, he rushed for 658 yards and six TDs on 150 carries and caught 77 passes for 1,228 yards and nine scores... Was a first-round pick of the Texans in '60... Was also a first-round pick of the NFL's Detroit Lions... Was a member of the Chiefs Super Bowl IV championship team and LSU's '59 National Championship squad... Also enshrined in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame... Born September 9, 1938 in Delhi, Louisiana.
Cornerback, 1984-93, 97
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2011... Part of a Chiefs secondary that was feared by opposing teams, Kevin Ross patrolled Kansas City's defensive backfield for 10-straight seasons and returned to the Chiefs after a three-year hiatus to finish his career with Kansas City... Two-time Pro Bowler was an unheralded seventh-round draft pick in '84 but became a top performer in the league... Finished his Chiefs career with 156 games played (144 starts)... Tallied 30 interceptions for 551 yards (18.4 avg.), returning two picks for touchdowns... Produced 826 tackles (620 solo), 4.0 sacks, 12 fumble recoveries, 12 forced fumbles, a blocked punt and a blocked field goal... Earned the nickname "Rock" for his hard-hitting style of play and the punishing blows that he delivered to opponents... Lined up at primarily cornerback in his first 10 campaigns with Kansas City but moved to safety for his final season in '97... Ross started eight postseason contests with the Chiefs, accumulating 44 tackles (37 solo) and a forced fumble... Earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl following the '89 season after tying for fifth on the team with 75 tackles (57 solo), 13 passes defensed, one forced fumble and intercepting a team-high four passes... Was selected to his second straight Pro Bowl in '90 after pacing the Chiefs with five interceptions and 14 passes defensed... Before returning to Kansas City in '97, spent time in Atlanta ('94-95) and San Diego ('96)... Originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round selection (173rd overall) of Kansas City in the '84 draft... Born January 16, 1962 in Camden, New Jersey.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1994... Was regarded as one of the NFL's finest centers during the '70s... Determination, guts, toughness and humorous are probably the four best words that describe him... Was the AFC's starting center in the Pro Bowl four straight times, following the '73-76 seasons... Played in 178 games with the Chiefs, the fourth-most ever by a Kansas City offensive lineman, while his 171 starts are the third-most ever by a Chiefs player... Put together an incredible string of 144 straight games played, beginning with the '70 season and lasting through the entire decade... A fourth-round draft choice in '69, he missed the Chiefs Super Bowl season as a result of a back injury suffered in the College All-Star game following his senior year at Northwestern University... Played both center and defensive tackle at Northwestern... Born November 20, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Head Coach, 1989-98
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2010... Owns the best winning percentage of any head coach in Chiefs history... Joins Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee Hank Stram as only the second coach to be enshrined in this prestigious group... Compiled a 101-58-1 regular season record at the helm of the Chiefs, giving him a .634 winning percentage... Won 101 regular season games during his tenure, the highest total during any 10-year span in the franchise's storied 50-year history... Buffalo (111) was the only AFC club to win more games in the '90s than Kansas City (109)... Guided Kansas City to seven playoff appearances and coached in 10 postseason contests, the highest totals of any Chiefs head coach... Led the club to the playoffs seven times in the 90s, making Kansas City one of just three clubs to achieve that feat... Captured AFC West titles in '93, '95 and '97 in addition to leading Kansas City to its first-ever appearance in the AFC Championship Game following the '93 campaign... Coached his Chiefs teams to a 62-18 (.775) regular season home record at Arrowhead, marking the third-best home record in the NFL over that 10-year span... Registered 30 seasons as a coach in the NFL ranks, including 21 seasons as a head coach with Cleveland ('84-88), Kansas City ('89-98), Washington (2001) and San Diego (2002-06)... Concluded his NFL head coaching tenure with a 200-126-1 (.613) regular season record and 13 playoff appearances... Only four coaches in NFL history posted more regular season wins and all are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame - Don Shula (328), George Halas (318), Tom Landry (250) and Curly Lambeau (226)... One of only five coaches to lead three different clubs to the playoffs in NFL history... Was a seventh-round selection of Buffalo in the '65 AFL Draft... Spent six seasons in the AFL with Buffalo ('65-68) and Boston ('69-70)... Born September 23, 1943 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2012... Known as one of the most reliable, durable and dependable offensive linemen in league history... Appeared in a franchise-record 224 games with 223 starts to rank first in club history... His 14 years of service rank second in team annals... Elected to 12 consecutive Pro Bowls, earning his first trip to the NFL's annual all-star game following the 1995 season... His 12 career Pro Bowls stand tied for sixth all-time in NFL history for most career Pro Bowl appearances by an NFL player... Named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 2003 for not only his accomplishments on the field but also his extensive work off the field through his "Will to Succeed Foundation"... Honored as the team's Mack Lee Hill Award winner in 1993 as the club's top rookie or first-year player... Helped pave the way for five individual 1,000-yard rushers during his tenure with the Chiefs... Helped the Chiefs lead the league in rushing offense in 1995 with 2,222 yards... Blocked for RB Larry Johnson as he compiled 1,750 rushing yards in 2005, the second-highest single-season total in team history... RB Priest Holmes, the franchise's all-time leading rusher, produced 1,615 rushing yards in 2002, the third-best seasonal mark in club annals, with Shields leading the way... Helped anchor an offensive line that served as the foundation for one of the most potent offensive stretches in Chiefs history... In 2004, Kansas City set an NFL single-season record with 398 first downs and led the league in total offense for the first time in franchise history, averaging a club-record 418.4 yards per game... Originally entered the NFL as the Chiefs third-round pick (74th overall) in the 1993 NFL Draft... Was a three time All-Big Eight choice at Nebraska and was honored with the Outland Trophy as a senior in 1992 as the nation's best interior lineman... Born September 15, 1971 in Fort Riley, Kansas.
Defensive End, 1988-96
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2006... Was one of the bedrocks upon which the Chiefs defensive dominance of the '90s was built... Paired with LB Derrick Thomas to forge one of the most feared pass rushing duos in NFL history... Served as a foundation for a franchise-record string of six straight postseason appearances from '90-95, making nine playoff starts over that span... Possessed an imposing seven-foot wingspan that helped wreck havoc on opponents and allowed him to make a myriad of momentum-changing plays... Accumulated 86.5 sacks and 29 forced fumbles in Kansas City - totals that both rank second in Chiefs history behind only Thomas - in addition to blocking five FGs... Will forever be intrinsically linked with his "little buddy" Thomas, but his individual accomplishments clearly stand on their own merit... Registered double-digit sacks for four straight seasons from '92-95, leading the team or tying for the team lead with Thomas each of those years... Voted team MVP following the '92 campaign when he had 14.5 sacks and followed up that performance with a career-high 15.0 sacks in '93... Played in 138 regular season games for Kansas City, accumulating 546 tackles (403 solo), three interceptions with one TD, 13 fumble recoveries with one TD and 22 passes defensed... Departed Kansas City following the '96 campaign and won a pair of Super Bowl rings with Denver, but it was in Kansas City where his legacy as one of the NFL's most dominant defensive performers of the '90s was clearly solidified... The Chiefs traded up with Detroit to select Smith with the second overall pick in the '88 NFL Draft... Was an All-America performer at the University of Nebraska... Born April 10, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2003... The all-time leading tackler in Chiefs history with 999 career stops... Played his inside linebacker post with tenacity and toughness for nine stellar seasons... Led the club in tackles for four straight years ('78-81) and posted five 100-tackle campaigns... His single-season record of 157 tackles in '79 stood until 2002... Played in 124 regular season contests (108 starts), averaging an impressive 8.1 tackles per game... Accumulated 9.5 sacks, nine fumble recoveries and scored two TDs... Was voted the Miller/NFL "Man of the Year" in '83 and O'Grady's "Crunchman of the Year" in '84... Helped guide the club to its first playoff berth in 15 years in '86... Joined the Chiefs as a third-round draft choice in '78... Was the first-ever consensus All-America performer at Kansas State... Was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003... Inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2006... Has served as a member of the Chiefs front office since '89 and currently serves as the club's Director of Special Events... Born January 9, 1956 in Satanta, Kansas and attended high school in Manhattan, Kansas, making him the only native-born Kansan in the Chiefs Hall of Fame.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2005... The only individual other than Lamar Hunt who was involved with the Texans/Chiefs franchise every year from '60 until the time of Hunt's passing... Joins Hunt as the only individual other than a player or coach to be inducted in the Chiefs Hall of Fame... "Jack's contributions to the American Football League, Arrowhead Stadium and the Chiefs franchise have helped positively define the sport in Mid-America," Hunt remarked... Served in the club's top management position for 29 years as both General Manager from November of '60 to '76 and President from '77 to '88... Was instrumental in the franchise's move from Dallas to Kansas City in '63... His lobbying efforts for a dual-stadium concept eventually evolved into the Truman Sports Complex, a lasting reminder of his foresight and a project whose design, development and construction he oversaw... The Chiefs captured three AFL titles as he and head coach Hank Stram guided the franchise's fortunes with the club's finest hour coming with a victory in Super Bowl IV... Noted for his many charitable and philanthropic efforts, was honored as the "Kansas Citian of the Year" in '88 by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City... Widely recognized as an innovative and successful businessman, held the post of Chairman of the Board for the franchise from '89-04 and served as Vice Chairman of the Board from 2005-07.
Defensive End, 1978-87
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1998... Was a force against the run as well as an unstoppable pass rusher... Was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, following the '80-82 and '84 seasons... Named the Chiefs Most Valuable Player twice ('80 and '84)... Started all 136 appearances he made in a Kansas City uniform... Is third on the Chiefs all-time sack list with 73.0... Is second in team history with 992 tackles and also had 11 fumble recoveries... Led team in sacks on six occasions and topped the team's tackle chart three times... Recorded a Pro Bowl-record 85-yard fumble return TD in the '85 game... Had two seasons ('80 and '84) with 14.5 sacks... Was the second overall player taken in the '78 NFL Draft... Was traded to Buffalo in '88 where he played two years... Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2005... Was the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year as a senior at the University of Kentucky... Born December 5, 1955 in Camden, New Jersey.
Wide Receiver, 1965-75
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1982... Was one of the best and most exciting wide receivers of his era... Played in one AFL All-Star game after the '66 season and two AFC-NFC Pro Bowls, following the '71-72 campaigns... Played in 130 regular season games... His 7,306 receiving yards, 57 touchdown receptions and 19 100-yard games all rank second in team history, while his 410 career receptions rank third... Twice topped the 1,000-yard receiving mark in a season, getting 1,297 in '66 and 1,110 in '71... Led Chiefs in pass receptions on five occasions ('66-67 and '70-72)... Hauled in a dazzling 46-yard TD pass in Super Bowl IV labeled as "the signature play in team history" by Lamar Hunt... Had his college number 17 retired by Prairie View A&M... Was a fourth-round pick of the Chiefs in the '65 AFL Draft... Spent several years as a scout for the Chiefs following his playing career... Became a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1994... Born August 11, 1942 in Houston, Texas.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1977... Considered by many to be the finest offensive tackle of his era... Was selected to the AFL All-Star team or AFC-NFC Pro Bowl nine times... Named to the All-Time AFL Team by the Pro Football Hall of Fame... Was a starter in each of his 13 pro seasons, playing in 180 games... His string of 180 straight games played is the third-longest streak in club history... Named AFL Offensive Lineman of the Year in '69... Served on all three of the franchise's AFL Championship squads and was the starter at left tackle for the Chiefs in Super Bowl IV... Also played one season with the Washington Redskins in '74... Was a college All-America choice at Ohio State and was chosen by the Texans in the third round of the '61 AFL Draft... Born February 25, 1939 in Newark, Ohio and died on September 15, 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1988... Considered one of the top punters to ever play the game... Was named to the All-Time AFL team by the Pro Football Hall of Fame... Played more seasons (15) than any player in team history, while his 203 games played rank third in club annals... Owns franchise records for most punts in a career (1,018), as well as records for gross average in a season (46.1) and game (56.4)... His 43.4-yard career average ranks second in club annals... Owns the NFL record for most seasons leading the league in punting average, doing so four times ('65, '68, '72-73)... Owns the Super Bowl record for career punting average (46.5)... Known as both "Thunderfoot" and "Duck"... Had four career punts over 70 yards... Named to three AFC-NFC Pro Bowl squads... Was a center at Southern Mississippi... Played some running back early in his pro career... Spent one season with the New England Patriots in '78... Drafted by Kansas City in the 11th round of the 1963 AFL Draft... Born October 4, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana and died on April 9, 2005 in Bronson, Texas.