1980: Bobby Bell | Chiefs Hall of Honor | Kansas City Chiefs - Chiefs.com
1980 | Bobby Bell | Linebacker
Bell became the first Chiefs player to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame when he was chosen in the Class of 1983 . . . Some have called him the greatest outside linebacker to play the game . . . Superb athlete began his pro career as a defensive end, because the Chiefs needed help at that position when he was drafted in the seventh round in 1963 . . . In his third season he was moved to linebacker, where earned a spot in the AFL All-Star game and then the Pro Bowl the next nine years . . . Was named to the AFL's all-time team by the Pro Football Hall of Fame . . . Starred on two AFL Championship teams, playing in Super Bowls I and IV . . . Intercepted 26 passes, recovered 15 fumbles and scored nine touchdowns in 168 career games . . . Also handled deep snapping on punts and placekicks . . . Was an all-state quarterback at Cleveland High School in Shelby, North Carolina . . . Was the Outland Trophy winner as college football's outstanding lineman as a senior at the University of Minnesota in 1962 . . .Played on the College All-Star team that defeated the Green Bay Packers in 1963 . . . Is enshrined in the College Football and Missouri Sports Halls of Fame . . . No Chief will ever wear his number 78 . . . Born June 17, 1940, in Shelby, North Carolina . . . Resides in Kansas City where he does marketing for Factory Motor Parts.
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