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1964 Kansas City Chiefs

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7-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFL West Division  · 1964 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.8, Offense: 2.8, Defense: 1.0, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 366 points (26.1/g), 2nd of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 306 points (21.9/g), 4th.
 Differential of 60 points (4.3/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 8.5-5.5.

Coach: Hank Stram (7-7-0)

Stadium: Kansas City Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: William Jewell College (Liberty, Missouri)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Len Dawson* 29 7 14 199 for 354, 2,879 yards, 30 td, 18 int, & 40 rushes for 89 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
HB Abner Haynes* 27 4 0 139 rushes for 697 yards, 4 td, & 38 catches for 562 yards and 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
FB Mack Lee Hill* 24 Rook 0 105 rushes for 576 yards, 4 td, & 19 catches for 144 yards and 2 td
FL Frank Jackson 25 3 0 62 catches for 943 yards, 9 td, & 2 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td Dallas Texans / 19th / 150th pick / 1961
SE Chris Burford 26 4 0 51 catches for 675 yards, 7 td Cleveland Browns / 9th / 105th pick / 1960
TE Fred Arbanas*+ 25 2 0 34 catches for 686 yards, 8 td St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 7th / 54th pick / 1961
LT Jim Tyrer* 25 3 0 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
LG Ed Budde 24 1 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
C Jon Gilliam 26 3 14 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 161st pick / 1960
RG Al Reynolds 26 4 0
RT Dave Hill 23 1 0 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bobby Bell* 24 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
LDT Jerry Mays* 25 3 0 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
RDT Buck Buchanan* 25 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
RDE Mel Branch 27 4 0 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1960
LLB E.J. Holub* 26 3 0 Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
MLB Sherrill Headrick 27 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Walt Corey 26 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Duane Wood 27 4 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Dave Grayson*+ 25 3 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Bobby Hunt* 24 2 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 11th / 81st pick / 1962
RS Johnny Robinson* 26 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Tommy Brooker* 25 2 0 8 of 17 field goals & 46 of 46 extra points Dallas Texans / 17th / 131st pick / 1962
Washington Redskins / 16th / 211th pick / 1962
P Jerrel Wilson 23 1 0 78 punts for a 42.6 average, 0 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
PR Willie Mitchell 24 Rook 0 18 punt returns for a 8.9 average and 0 td
KR Dave Grayson*+ 25 3 0 30 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
84 Fred Arbanas*+ 25 TE 14 0 240 6-3 Michigan St. 1/14/1939 2 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 7th / 54th pick / 1961
10 Pete Beathard 22 14 0 200 6-1 USC 3/7/1942 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
78 Bobby Bell* 24 LDE 14 0 228 6-4 Minnesota 6/17/1940 1 10 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
61 Dennis Biodrowski 24 1 0 250 6-1 Memphis 6/27/1940 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 18th / 144th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 16th / 221st pick / 1962
87 Mel Branch 27 RDE 14 0 230 6-2 LSU 2/15/1937 4 6 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1960
81 Tommy Brooker* 25 K 14 0 235 6-2 Alabama 10/31/1939 2 3 Dallas Texans / 17th / 131st pick / 1962
Washington Redskins / 16th / 211th pick / 1962
86 Buck Buchanan* 25 RDT 14 0 270 6-7 Grambling St. 9/10/1939 1 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
71 Ed Budde 24 LG 14 0 265 6-5 Michigan St. 11/2/1940 1 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
88 Chris Burford 26 SE 12 0 220 6-3 Stanford 1/31/1938 4 8 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 105th pick / 1960
80 Reggie Carolan 25 6 0 236 6-6 Idaho 10/25/1939 2 1 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 102nd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 17th / 135th pick / 1961
33 Bert Coan 24 8 0 220 6-5 TCU,Kansas 7/2/1940 2 1 Washington Redskins / 7th / 85th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 14th / 105th pick / 1962
56 Walt Corey 26 RLB 13 0 240 6-2 Miami (FL) 5/9/1938 4 6
74 Jerry Cornelison 28 14 0 250 6-4 SMU 9/13/1936 4 3 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 192nd pick / 1958
16 Len Dawson* 29 QB 14 14 190 6-0 Purdue 6/20/1935 7 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
70 Curt Farrier 23 14 0 264 6-6 Montana St. 6/25/1941 1 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 80th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 127th pick / 1963
65 Jon Gilliam 26 C 14 14 240 6-2 Oklahoma St.,Texas A&M-Commerce 10/22/1938 3 6 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 161st pick / 1960
45 Dave Grayson*+ 25 KR 14 0 187 5-10 Oregon 6/6/1939 3 12
28 Abner Haynes* 27 HB 14 0 190 6-0 North Texas 9/19/1937 4 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
69 Sherrill Headrick 27 MLB 14 0 240 6-2 TCU 3/13/1937 4 9
73 Dave Hill 23 RT 14 0 260 6-5 Auburn 2/1/1941 1 6 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
36 Mack Lee Hill* 24 FB 14 0 225 5-11 Southern 8/17/1940 Rook 7
55 E.J. Holub* 26 LLB 9 0 236 6-4 Texas Tech 1/5/1938 3 7 Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
20 Bobby Hunt* 24 LS 14 0 185 6-1 Auburn 8/15/1940 2 9 Dallas Texans / 11th / 81st pick / 1962
26 Frank Jackson 25 FL 14 0 185 6-1 SMU 4/14/1939 3 11 Dallas Texans / 19th / 150th pick / 1961
82 Ed Lothamer 22 11 0 270 6-5 Michigan St. 5/20/1942 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 26th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 5th / 64th pick / 1964
72 John Maczuzak 23 1 0 250 6-5 Pittsburgh 4/4/1941 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 120th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 22nd / 176th pick / 1963
75 Jerry Mays* 25 LDT 14 0 252 6-4 SMU 11/24/1939 3 9 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
32 Curtis McClinton 25 14 0 227 6-3 Kansas 6/25/1939 2 5 Dallas Texans / 14th / 110th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 110th pick / 1960
64 Curt Merz 26 14 0 267 6-4 Iowa 4/17/1938 2 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1960
22 Willie Mitchell 24 PR 9 0 185 6-0 Tennessee St. 8/28/1940 Rook 0
14 Bobby Ply 24 14 0 190 6-1 Baylor 8/13/1940 2 2 New York Titans / 5th / 37th pick / 1962
Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 216th pick / 1962
60 Al Reynolds 26 RG 13 0 250 6-3 Tarkio 2/15/1938 4 6
42 Johnny Robinson* 26 RS 10 0 205 6-1 LSU 9/9/1938 4 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
76 Hatch Rosdahl 23 7 0 250 6-5 Penn St. 8/24/1941 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 14th / 107th pick / 1963
30 Jack Spikes 27 7 0 210 6-2 TCU 2/5/1937 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1960
35 Smokey Stover 26 14 0 227 6-0 La-Monroe 8/24/1938 4 4
77 Jim Tyrer* 25 LT 14 0 280 6-6 Ohio St. 2/25/1939 3 10 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
25 Charley Warner 24 5 0 176 6-0 Prairie View 4/14/1940 1 2
12 Eddie Wilson 24 14 0 190 6-0 Arizona 8/14/1940 2 1 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 19th pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1962
44 Jerrel Wilson 23 P 14 0 222 6-2 Southern Miss 10/4/1941 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
48 Duane Wood 27 LCB 14 0 200 6-1 Oklahoma St. 9/20/1937 4 5
Team Total 25.0 14 227.7 6-2.6 2.3