Saunders-Khalen

Khalen Saunders

Defensive Tackle

#99

Experience: 3 years

Height: 6-0

Age: 24

Weight: 324 lbs

College: Western Illinois

2020 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    3
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    0
  • INT
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Defense

YEAR TEAM G Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT TDS YDS AVG LNG
2019 Kansas City Chiefs 12 20 11 9 1 1
2020 Kansas City Chiefs 3 3 3 0 0 0
TOTAL 15 23 14 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Biography

  • Third-year defensive tackle enters his third NFL season with the Chiefs in 2021.
  • Logged first-career start in a Chiefs uniform starting at LDT vs Houston (10/13/19). Saunders tallied two tackles (one solo). 
  • He became just the second player from Western Illinois University to be drafted by the Chiefs in franchise history. He joins E Jack Atcheson, who was selected with the first pick in the 1960 AFL Draft, making him the first draft pick in franchise history. 

Transactions:

  • Originally entered the NFL as the Chiefs third round (84th overall) pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.
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