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1965 Kansas City Chiefs

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7-5-2, Finished 3rd in AFL West Division  · 1965 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.3, Offense: 1.4, Defense: 0.9, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 322 points (23.0/g), 2nd of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 285 points (20.4/g), 4th.
 Differential of 37 points (2.6/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-6.0.

Coach: Hank Stram (7-5-2)

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 30 8 12 163 for 305, 2,262 yards, 21 td, 14 int, & 43 rushes for 142 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
HB Mack Lee Hill 25 1 0 125 rushes for 627 yards, 2 td, & 21 catches for 264 yards and 1 td
FB Curtis McClinton 26 3 0 175 rushes for 661 yards, 6 td, & 37 catches for 590 yards and 3 td Dallas Texans / 14th / 110th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 110th pick / 1960
FL Frank Jackson* 26 4 0 28 catches for 440 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 26 yards and 0 td Dallas Texans / 19th / 150th pick / 1961
SE Chris Burford 27 5 0 47 catches for 575 yards, 6 td Cleveland Browns / 9th / 105th pick / 1960
TE Fred Arbanas* 26 3 0 24 catches for 418 yards, 4 td St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 7th / 54th pick / 1961
LT Jim Tyrer*+ 26 4 0 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
LG Ed Budde 25 2 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
C Jon Gilliam 27 4 14 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 161st pick / 1960
RG Curt Merz 27 3 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1960
RT Dave Hill 24 2 0 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jerry Mays*+ 26 4 0 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
LDT Ed Lothamer 23 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 26th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 5th / 64th pick / 1964
RDT Buck Buchanan* 26 2 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
RDE Mel Branch 28 5 0 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1960
LLB Bobby Bell*+ 25 2 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
MLB Sherrill Headrick* 28 5 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB E.J. Holub* 27 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
LCB Fred Williamson 28 5 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Willie Mitchell 25 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Bobby Hunt 25 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 11th / 81st pick / 1962
RS Johnny Robinson*+ 27 5 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Tommy Brooker 26 3 0 13 of 30 field goals & 37 of 37 extra points Dallas Texans / 17th / 131st pick / 1962
Washington Redskins / 16th / 211th pick / 1962
P Jerrel Wilson 24 2 0 69 punts for a 45.4 average, 1 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
PR Willie Mitchell 25 1 0 19 punt returns for a 12.7 average and 1 td
KR Bert Coan 25 3 0 19 kick returns for a 25.2 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 7th / 85th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 14th / 105th pick / 1962

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
84 Fred Arbanas* 26 TE 14 0 240 6-3 Michigan St. 1/14/1939 3 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 7th / 54th pick / 1961
10 Pete Beathard 23 qb 14 2 200 6-1 USC 3/7/1942 1 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
78 Bobby Bell*+ 25 LLB 14 0 228 6-4 Minnesota 6/17/1940 2 11 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
61 Dennis Biodrowski 25 6 0 250 6-1 Memphis 6/27/1940 2 2 San Diego Chargers / 18th / 144th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 16th / 221st pick / 1962
87 Mel Branch 28 RDE 14 0 230 6-2 LSU 2/15/1937 5 6 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1960
38 Solomon Brannan 23 10 0 188 6-1 Morris Brown 9/5/1942 Rook 3
81 Tommy Brooker 26 K 14 0 235 6-2 Alabama 10/31/1939 3 0 Dallas Texans / 17th / 131st pick / 1962
Washington Redskins / 16th / 211th pick / 1962
86 Buck Buchanan* 26 RDT 14 0 270 6-7 Grambling St. 9/10/1939 2 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
71 Ed Budde 25 LG 14 0 265 6-5 Michigan St. 11/2/1940 2 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
88 Chris Burford 27 SE 11 0 220 6-3 Stanford 1/31/1938 5 6 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 105th pick / 1960
80 Reggie Carolan 26 14 0 236 6-6 Idaho 10/25/1939 3 1 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 102nd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 17th / 135th pick / 1961
50 Ronnie Caveness 22 7 0 225 6-1 Arkansas 3/6/1943 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 16th pick / 1965
Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 121st pick / 1965
23 Bert Coan 25 KR 14 0 220 6-5 TCU,Kansas 7/2/1940 3 2 Washington Redskins / 7th / 85th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 14th / 105th pick / 1962
56 Walt Corey 27 7 0 240 6-2 Miami (FL) 5/9/1938 5 3
74 Jerry Cornelison 29 14 0 250 6-4 SMU 9/13/1936 5 3 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 192nd pick / 1958
16 Len Dawson 30 QB 14 12 190 6-0 Purdue 6/20/1935 8 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
79 Al Dotson 22 1 0 260 6-4 Grambling St. 2/25/1943 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 24th pick / 1965
70 Curt Farrier 24 8 0 264 6-6 Montana St. 6/25/1941 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 80th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 127th pick / 1963
51 Jim Fraser 29 14 0 236 6-3 Wisconsin 5/29/1936 3 3 Cleveland Browns / 21st / 250th pick / 1959
65 Jon Gilliam 27 C 14 14 240 6-2 Oklahoma St.,Texas A&M-Commerce 10/22/1938 4 6 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 161st pick / 1960
69 Sherrill Headrick* 28 MLB 14 0 240 6-2 TCU 3/13/1937 5 7
73 Dave Hill 24 RT 14 0 260 6-5 Auburn 2/1/1941 2 6 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
36 Mack Lee Hill 25 HB 13 0 225 5-11 Southern 8/17/1940 1 8
55 E.J. Holub* 27 RLB 14 0 236 6-4 Texas Tech 1/5/1938 4 7 Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
20 Bobby Hunt 25 LS 14 0 185 6-1 Auburn 8/15/1940 3 6 Dallas Texans / 11th / 81st pick / 1962
85 Chuck Hurston 23 14 0 240 6-6 Auburn 11/9/1942 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 91st pick / 1965
Green Bay Packers / 15th / 206th pick / 1965
26 Frank Jackson* 26 FL 14 0 185 6-1 SMU 4/14/1939 4 5 Dallas Texans / 19th / 150th pick / 1961
82 Ed Lothamer 23 LDT 14 0 270 6-5 Michigan St. 5/20/1942 1 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 26th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 5th / 64th pick / 1964
75 Jerry Mays*+ 26 LDE 14 0 252 6-4 SMU 11/24/1939 4 10 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
32 Curtis McClinton 26 FB 14 0 227 6-3 Kansas 6/25/1939 3 12 Dallas Texans / 14th / 110th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 110th pick / 1960
64 Curt Merz 27 RG 14 0 267 6-4 Iowa 4/17/1938 3 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1960
22 Willie Mitchell 25 PR 14 0 185 6-0 Tennessee St. 8/28/1940 1 7
25 Frank Pitts 22 7 0 199 6-3 Southern 11/12/1943 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 32nd pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 16th / 213th pick / 1965
14 Bobby Ply 25 14 0 190 6-1 Baylor 8/13/1940 3 3 New York Titans / 5th / 37th pick / 1962
Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 216th pick / 1962
60 Al Reynolds 27 14 0 250 6-3 Tarkio 2/15/1938 5 3
42 Johnny Robinson*+ 27 RS 14 0 205 6-1 LSU 9/9/1938 5 11 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
76 Hatch Rosdahl 24 14 0 250 6-5 Penn St. 8/24/1941 1 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 14th / 107th pick / 1963
35 Smokey Stover 27 14 0 227 6-0 La-Monroe 8/24/1938 5 3
89 Otis Taylor 23 14 0 215 6-3 Prairie View 8/11/1942 Rook 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
77 Jim Tyrer*+ 26 LT 14 0 280 6-6 Ohio St. 2/25/1939 4 11 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
24 Fred Williamson 28 LCB 14 0 219 6-3 Northwestern 3/5/1937 5 7
44 Jerrel Wilson 24 P 14 0 222 6-2 Southern Miss 10/4/1941 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
Team Total 25.5 14 231.3 6-2.9 2.8