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Five Fun Facts About The Kansas City Chiefs

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on August 19, 2013

The Kansas City Chiefs came into exist as the Dallas Texans in 1960 as inaugural members of the American Football League. They relocated to Kansas City and became the Chiefs in 1963. Since then they have put out a great product, had some great players, and introduced the world to some great fans. Here are five fun facts about the Kansas City Chiefs.

The First One Recognized

The Chiefs got their start as a franchise in 1960 and would see the first person associated with the franchise inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972. That person was the founder of both the franchise and the American Football League, Lamar Hunt. The first Chiefs player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame was linebacker Bobby Bell in 1983.

Two In 28 Years?

From 1967 to 1993, a span of 28 seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs only had two full time kickers. Jan Stenerud came to the team in 1967 and between then and 1979 made 279 field goals for the team. Nick Lower started kicking for the Chiefs the next year in 1980 and by the time he left following the 1993 season he had made 329 field goals for the team.

Only One

Safety Deron Cherry played his entire NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1981 to 1991. He had 50 interceptions but returned just one for a touchdown. That came when he picked off David Woodley in a loss to Pittsburgh in 1985. He also recovered 14 fumbles during his career and returned two of those for touchdowns.

The Most Of His Career

Tony Gonzalez had a great career as a tight end with the Chiefs before moving on to continue it with the Falcons. While wearing a Kansas City uniform, the most yards Tony Gonzalez would ever have in one game was the 147 he put up on 11 catches in a loss to the Patriots in 2000. It was Elvis Grbac throwing to him at that time as quarterback of the Chiefs.

A Slow Start For Runners

In their first five decades of play, the 1960s through the 2000s (2000-2009), the Chiefs had 13 1,000 yard rushing performances by nine different players. They had two in the 1960s (Abner Haynes and Mike Garrett), one in the 1970s (Tony Reed), two in the 1980s (Joe Delaney and Christian Okoye), two in the 1990s (Barry Word and Christian Okoye), and six in the 2000s (Priest Holmes, Larry Johnson, and Jamaal Charles).

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