1996: Deron Cherry | Chiefs Hall of Honor | Kansas City Chiefs - Chiefs.com

1996 | Deron Cherry | Safety

Deron-Cherry

Cherry is one of the most celebrated and popular players in franchise history . . . Was the finest free safety in the AFC throughout the 1980s, grabbing six straight Pro Bowl berths (1983-88), including five as a starter in the game . . . Was selected to the Chiefs 25-Year All-Time team in 1987 . . . 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, he 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 in interceptions on six occasions . . . Won AFC interception title in 1986 with nine . . . Wore jersey number 20 . . . Was a strong safety and punter at Rutgers University and was a high school quarterback . . . Born September 12, 1959, in Palmyra, New Jersey . . . Is one of nine partners of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.