Rick Burkholder

Vice President of Sports Medicine and Performance


Known as one of the top athletic trainers in the National Football League, Rick Burkholder enters his 26th NFL season and his sixth with the Chiefs in 2018.

On Feb. 19, 2014, Burkholder received one of the highest honors in his profession as he was elected to a three-year term as President of the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS), which serves the players of the NFL, the member clubs and other members of the community, while ensuring the highest quality of health care provided to the NFL. During his term, he focused on two specific initiatives – emphasizing the need for gender equality in the NFL's athletic trainers, as well as the importance of athletic trainers at youth and high school levels.