Chiefs Draft History: Which College Has Produced the Most Drafted Players?

A look back at all the Chiefs draft picks since 1967

In 1967, a system called the "common draft" was implemented for the AFL and NFL. In this system, the two leagues held a joint draft for college players. The common draft existed until 1969 as the AFL and NFL would officially merge in 1970.

Number of Players Drafted by Chiefs from Different Schools Since 1967

School

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School

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School

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Alabama

7

Iowa St.

2

Rice

4

Alabama St.

1

Itawamba JC

1

Richmond

1

Ala-Birmingham

1

Jackson St.

4

Rutgers

2

Alcorn St.

4

Jacksonville St.

2

S.F. Austin

1

American Int.

1

Kansas

7

Saginaw Valley St.

2

Appalachian St.

2

Kansas St.

5

San Diego St.

4

Arizona

4

Kentucky

2

San Jose St.

7

Arizona St.

5

Kentucky St.

1

SE Louisiana

1

Arkansas

3

Lake Forest

1

SMU

4

Ark-Pine Bluff

1

La-Lafayette

1

So. Dakota-Springfield

1

Auburn

9

La-Monroe

2

South Carolina

5

Azusa Pacific

1

Long Beach St.

2

South Carolina St.

1

Ball St.

1

Louisiana Tech

1

South Florida

1

Baylor

3

Louisville

2

Southern Colorado

1

Bethune-Cookman

3

LSU

10

Southern Illinois

3

Bishop

1

Luther

1

Southern Miss

2

Boise St.

1

Maryland

3

St. Thomas

1

Boston Col.

4

Massachusetts

1

Stanford

5

Boston Univ.

2

McGill

1

SW Missouri St.

2

BYU

2

McNeese St.

1

Syracuse

3

C.W. Post

1

Memphis

4

Tampa

2

Cal State-Northridge

1

Miami (FL)

10

TCU

4

California

6

Miami (OH)

3

Temple

4

California (PA)

1

Michigan

7

Tenn-Chattanooga

1

Cameron

1

Michigan St.

2

Tennessee

10

Catawba

1

Minnesota

6

Tennessee St.

7

Central Florida

1

Miss. Valley St.

1

Texas

8

Central Michigan

2

Mississippi

5

Texas A&M

7

Cincinnati

2

Mississippi Col.

1

Texas A&M-Comm.

2

Clark (GA)

1

Mississippi St.

4

Texas A&M-King.

1

Clemson

4

Missouri

6

Texas Southern

2

Colgate

1

Missouri West.

1

Texas St.

3

Colorado

7

Morgan St.

1

Texas Tech

3

Colorado St.

2

NE Oklahoma

1

Texas-Arlington

3

Concordia-Moorhead (MN)

1

Nebraska

8

Texas-El Paso

5

Cornell

1

Nebraska-Omaha

1

Troy

1

Delta St.

1

Nevada

1

Tulane

1

East Carolina

1

New Hampshire

1

Tulsa

3

East. Washington

1

New Mexico

3

Tuskegee

1

Edward Waters

1

New Mexico St.

1

U.S. International

1

Emporia St.

1

Nicholls St.

2

UCLA

9

Florida

3

North Carolina

5

USC

4

Florida A&M

1

North Carolina Central

1

Utah

1

Florida St.

6

North Carolina St.

4

Utah St.

2

Fort Valley St.

1

North Dakota

2

Vanderbilt

2

Fresno St.

4

North Texas

2

Virginia

5

Furman

2

Northern Arizona

1

Virginia Tech

3

Gardner-Webb

1

Northern Illinois

1

Wake Forest

3

Georgia

3

Northern Michigan

1

Washburn

1

Georgia Southern

1

Northwestern

3

Washington

6

Georgia Tech

3

Notre Dame

10

Washington St.

1

Grambling St.

9

NW State (LA)

1

Weber St.

1

Grand Valley St.

1

Ohio St.

5

West Texas A&M

1

Hampton

1

Oklahoma

6

West Virginia

3

Hanover

1

Oklahoma St.

2

Whitworth (WA)

1

Hastings

1

Oregon

4

William & Mary

2

Hawaii

1

Oregon St.

3

William Penn

1

Holy Cross

1

Penn St.

10

Wisconsin

3

Houston

1

Pennsylvania

1

Wisc-Stout

1

Idaho St.

2

Pittsburgh

10

Wyoming

1

Illinois

5

Prairie View

2

Yale

1

Illinois St.

2

Princeton

2

Iowa

10

Purdue

6

  • There is a seven-way tie for the school with the most drafted players (10): Iowa, LSU, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee
  • The only player to ever be drafted by the Chiefs from Azusa Pacific is running back Christian Okoye, which turned out well. Okoye was a second-round pick (No. 35 overall) back in 1987
  • The school with the most Pro Bowls from players drafted by the Chiefs is Nebraska with 18 (Neil Smith – 6, Will Shields – 12)
  • The school with the most Pro Bowl players drafted by the Chiefs is Tennessee with three (Dustin Colquitt, Eric Berry, Dale Carter)
  • The only player drafted by the Chiefs from Morgan State is Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Lanier. He was a second-round pick (No. 50 overall) in 1967.
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