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Five Things to Know About New Chiefs' Center Creed Humphrey

The Chiefs took Humphrey with the No. 63 overall pick on Friday night

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10/12/2019 Oklahoma vs Texas football. Photo by Ty Russell

The Kansas City Chiefs continued to reshape their offensive line on Friday night by selecting center Creed Humphrey from the University of Oklahoma with the No. 63 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Here are five things to know about the newest member of the Chiefs' offensive line.

1. Humphrey has a ton of experience.

Humphrey appeared in 39 games (37 starts) during his three-year career with the Sooners, tallying 2,488 snaps in that time. He earned his fair share of accolades during his career in Norman, too, as Humphrey was recognized with All-America honors in both 2019 (Second Team) and 2020 (Third Team).

He was the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year in each of the last two seasons, winning the honor outright in 2020 after sharing it in 2019.

2. He didn't allow a sack his entire career.

Not only was Humphrey a durable player throughout his time in school, he was also tremendously effective. In fact, according to Pro Football Focus, Humphrey didn't allow a single sack across his 2,488 snaps at center during his career.

Additionally, Humphrey yielded just two quarterback hits (neither of which occurred in 2020) and 26 total hurries during his time on campus.

3. He's a big man with the positional versatility to match.

Checking in with impressive size at six-foot-five, 320 pounds, Humphrey is larger than most traditional centers and possesses the positional versatility to play either guard position, according to PFF.

His weight room strength was the stuff of legend, too. According to Dane Brugler of The Athletic, Humphrey can bench 475 pounds and squat more than 700 pounds.

The Kansas City Chiefs added to their Offensive Line by selecting University of Oklahoma Center Creed Humphrey in the Second Round (Pick 63) of the second day of 2021 NFL Draft

4. Humphrey was teammates with Orlando Brown Jr. at Oklahoma.

The 22-year-old Humphrey will recognize a familiar face in the Chiefs' locker room this season, as he was teammates with fellow offensive lineman Orlando Brown Jr. at Oklahoma in 2017.

Humphrey redshirted during Brown's final campaign in Norman, so the two didn't actually see the field together, but Humphrey clearly left an impact on Brown, nonetheless. As it turns out, Brown advocated for the Chiefs to reunite the two players in Kansas City.

5. He's a native of Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Humphrey grew up just 40 miles east of Norman in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and was wrestling at the age of four, according to Brugler. He continued to wrestle through middle school, but shifted his attention to football after that and never looked back.

The No. 3 ranked center in the country out of Shawnee High School, Humphrey chose to continue his career at Oklahoma and quickly established himself as one of the top collegiate players at the position.

Now, all these years later, he's sticking in the Midwest and continuing his career as a member of Chiefs Kingdom.

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