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2003: Gary Spani | Chiefs Hall of Honor | Kansas City Chiefs -

2003 | Gary Spani | Linebacker


Spani 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 and is enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame…Wore number 59…Born January 9, 1956 in Satanta, Kansas, making him the only native-born Kansan in the Chiefs Hall of Fame…Has served as a member of the Chiefs front office since '89 and is currently Director of Community Engagement.