CHIEFS HALL OF FAME
CHIEFS HALL OF FAME
1990: Jim Lynch, Linebacker
Teamed with Pro Football Hall of Famers Willie Lanier and Bobby Bell to form one of the finest linebacker trios the game has ever seen . . . The trio played together for eight memorable seasons (1967-74) . . . Played in 151 games, including a string of 142 in a row . . . Manned the right linebacker spot, where he recorded 17 interceptions and 14 fumble recoveries, which is the sixth-most in franchise history . . . Had four seasons where he recorded three interceptions and two campaigns with three fumble recoveries . . . Helped Chiefs to huge victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV, making four tackles . . . Played in AFL All-Star game following the 1968 season . . . Was the co-captain of Notre Dame's 1966 national championship team and won the Maxwell Award as the nation's outstanding defensive player . . . Has been enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame . . . Wore jersey number 51 . . . Was a second-round pick of Kansas City in 1967 . . . Born August 28, 1945, in Lima, Ohio.
1991: Abner Haynes, Running Back
Exciting running back and return specialist who still owns nine franchise records, including most points in a game (30), most touchdowns in a game (five), highest career average gain rushing (4.84), most rushing touchdowns in season (13) and game (four), most combined yards in a career (8,442) and season (2,100) . . . Led club in rushing four times: 1960-62 and 1964 . . . Selected as the AFL's first Player of the Year in 1960 when he was the league's first rushing champion with 875 yards . . . Became first player in franchise history to rush for 1,000 yards, getting 1,049 during the 1962 AFL title season . . . Named All-AFL from 1960-62 . . . In 1965 he was traded to the Denver Broncos, where he spent two seasons . . . Also played with New York Jets and Miami Dolphins . . . Originally a first-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in 1960 . . . Wore jersey number 28 . . . Was a college standout at North Texas . . . Born September 19, 1937, in Denton, Texas.
1992: Jan Stenerud, Kicker
The first pure placekicker to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and the fifth Chiefs player to make it to Canton . . . Regarded by many as the best placekicker in pro football history . . . Named to the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1994 . . . Played 19 NFL seasons: Kansas City 1967-79; Green Bay Packers 1980-83; and Minnesota Vikings 1984-85 . . . Ranks third on the league's all-time scoring list with 1,699 points and is fourth in career field goals made with 373 . . . Still owns or shares nine Chiefs records, including field goals attempted in a career (436) and season (44), consecutive games played (186) and consecutive games scoring field goals (16) . . . Hit a 48-yard field goal and two other FGs in Super Bowl IV victory over the Vikings . . . Played in 263 pro games and never missed one because of injury or illness . . . Played in two AFL All-Star games and four AFC-NFC Pro Bowls . . . Named the Outstanding Offensive Player in the 1972 Pro Bowl . . . Was selected by the Chiefs in the third round of the 1966 AFL "redshirt" draft . . . Attended Montana State University on a skiing scholarship . . . Was an outstanding ski jumper in his native Norway . . . His jersey number 3 has been retired by the Chiefs . . . Born November 26, 1942, in Fetsund, Norway . . . Is now director of business development for Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendorff, a Kansas City architectural firm . . . A outstanding golfer, he plays in several celebrity tournaments each year.
1993: Sherrill Headrick, Linebacker
Hard-nosed, all-giving linebacker whose teammates called him "Psycho" for his rambunctious nature and style of play . . . Named to the first three All-AFL squads (1960-62) . . . Played in five AFL all-star games as one of the league's best middle linebackers . . . Played one season at offensive guard, center and linebacker in Canada (1959) before joining the Texans for the initial AFL season . . . Left TCU after three seasons . . . Signed with the Texans as a free agent . . . Had 14 interceptions during his eight-year Texans/Chiefs career, returning three for touchdowns . . . Played in 1962 and 1966 AFL title game wins and Super Bowl I . . . Was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1968 AFL expansion draft and played for that team one season . . . Wore number 69 . . . Born March 13, 1937, in Waco, Texas . . . passed away September 10, 2008, in Waco, Texas.
1994: Jack Rudnay, Center
Was regarded as one of the NFL's finest centers during the 1970s . . . Determination, guts, toughness and humorous are probably the four best words that describe him . . . Was the AFC's starting center in the Pro Bowl four straight times, following the 1973-76 seasons . . . Played in 178 games with the Chiefs, the third-most ever by a Kansas City offensive lineman . . . Put together an incredible string of 144 straight games played, beginning with the 1970 season and lasting through the entire decade . . . A fourth-round draft choice in 1969, he missed the Chiefs Super Bowl season as a result of a back injury suffered in the College All-Star game following his senior year at Northwestern University . . . Played both center and defensive tackle at Northwestern . . . Wore jersey number 58 . . . Born November 20, 1947, in Cleveland, Ohio.
1995: Curtis McClinton, Running Back
Is the sixth-leading rusher in franchise history . . . Was one of the early stars of the AFL . . . Had 762 rushing attempts for 3,124 yards and 18 touchdowns . . . Also caught 154 passes for 1,945 yards and 14 scores . . . Played in three AFL All-Star games, following the 1962 and 1966-67 seasons . . . Was named the Outstanding Player of the 1962 affair . . . Was a member of both Chiefs Super Bowl teams and all three AFL title clubs . . . Was named the AFL Rookie of the Year in 1962, when he rushed for 604 yards and caught 29 passes for 333 yards . . . Was the first AFL player to score a touchdown in a Super Bowl, catching a seven-yard pass in the second quarter of Super Bowl I . . . Was a backup tight end on the Super Bowl IV championship squad . . . Selected as a future choice by the Texans in the 14th round of the 1961 AFL Draft . . . Rushed for 1,377 yards as a college halfback at the University of Kansas . . . Wore number 32 . . . Born June 25, 1939, in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
1996: Deron Cherry, Safety
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.
1997: Dave Hill, Offensive Tackle
Exceptional offensive tackle manned the right side of the Chiefs line for 12 superb seasons . . . Was a member of two AFL championship teams (1966 and 1969) and both Chiefs squads that went to the Super Bowl . . . Was the starting right tackle in Kansas City Super Bowl IV victory over the Minnesota Vikings . . . Played in 150 games and did not miss a contest for nine straight seasons (1964-72) . . . Was considered one of the game's best pass protectors during his career . . . Wore jersey number 73 . . . Selected by Kansas City in the 24th-round of the 1963 AFL Draft . . . Was an outstanding collegiate tackle at Auburn University . . . Born February 1, 1941, in Lanett, Alabama.
1998: Art Still, Defensive End
Was a force against the run as well as an unstoppable pass rusher . . . Was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, following the 1980-82 and 1984 seasons . . . Named the Chiefs Most Valuable Player twice (1980 and 1984) . . . Is third on the Chiefs all-time sack list with 72.5 . . . Also made 992 tackles and 11 fumble recoveries . . . Led team in sacks on six occasions and topped the team's tackle chart three times . . . Had two seasons (1980 and 1984) with 14.5 sacks . . . Was the second overall player taken in the 1978 NFL Draft (Houston Oilers running back Earl Campbell was the first) . . . Was traded to the Buffalo Bills in 1988 and played with that club for two seasons . . . Was the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year as a senior at the University of Kentucky . . . Wore jersey number 67 . . . Born December 5, 1955, in Camden, New Jersey.
1999: Lloyd Burruss, Safety
Only Chief to ever be the Mack Lee Hill Award winner ('81), the team's MVP ('85) and a member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame . . . Was one of the premier strong safeties in the NFL throughout the '80s . . . During that decade, he averaged 63 tackles per season, while recording 20 interceptions and scored five touchdowns . . . Gained league-wide recognition in '86 with his only Pro Bowl berth . . . Was Kansas City's starting strong safety from '81-88 . . . Returned four of his 22 interceptions for a touchdown . . . Only Bobby Bell (six), Emmitt Thomas (five) and Jim Kearney (five) have returned more interceptions for scores in Kansas City history . . . Owns team record for interception return yardage (115) in a game . . . Is co-holder of NFL and team records for interceptions returned for a touchdown in a game with two (KC's Jim Kearney and 19 others share league mark) . . . Extremely productive player produced 628 tackles, 22 interceptions, seven fumble recoveries and 3.5 sacks in 145 career games (103 starts) . . . Was a four-year starter at the University of Maryland, where he earned a general studies degree . . . Wore jersey number 34 . . . Born October 31, 1957, in Charlottesville, Virginia.