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1966 Kansas City Chiefs

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11-2-1, Finished 1st in AFL West Division  · 1966 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 11.0, Offense: 9.8, Defense: 1.2, SoS: -1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 448 points (32.0/g), 1st of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 276 points (19.7/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 172 points (12.3/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.6-3.4.

Coach: Hank Stram (11-2-1)

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*+ 31 9 14 159 for 284, 2,527 yards, 26 td, 10 int, & 24 rushes for 167 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
HB Mike Garrett* 22 Rook 0 147 rushes for 801 yards, 6 td, & 15 catches for 175 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 20th / 178th pick / 1966
FB Curtis McClinton* 27 4 0 140 rushes for 540 yards, 4 td, & 19 catches for 285 yards and 5 td Dallas Texans / 14th / 110th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 110th pick / 1960
FL Otis Taylor*+ 24 1 0 58 catches for 1,297 yards, 8 td, & 2 rushes for 33 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
SE Chris Burford 28 6 0 58 catches for 758 yards, 8 td Cleveland Browns / 9th / 105th pick / 1960
TE Fred Arbanas+ 27 4 0 22 catches for 305 yards, 4 td St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 7th / 54th pick / 1961
LT Jim Tyrer*+ 27 5 0 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
LG Ed Budde*+ 26 3 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
C Wayne Frazier 27 4 0 San Diego Chargers / 32nd / 256th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 16th / 216th pick / 1961
RG Curt Merz 28 4 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1960
RT Dave Hill 25 3 0 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jerry Mays*+ 27 5 0 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
LDT Andy Rice 26 Rook 0
RDT Buck Buchanan*+ 27 3 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
RDE Chuck Hurston 24 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 91st pick / 1965
Green Bay Packers / 15th / 206th pick / 1965
LLB Bobby Bell*+ 26 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
MLB Sherrill Headrick* 29 6 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB E.J. Holub* 28 5 0 Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
LCB Fred Williamson 29 6 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Willie Mitchell 26 2 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Bobby Hunt 26 4 0 10 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 11th / 81st pick / 1962
RS Johnny Robinson*+ 28 6 0 10 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Mike Mercer 31 5 0 20 of 26 field goals & 33 of 35 extra points Minnesota Vikings / 15th / 197th pick / 1961
P Jerrel Wilson 25 3 0 62 punts for a 43.8 average, 1 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
PR Mike Garrett* 22 Rook 0 17 punt returns for a 8.2 average and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 20th / 178th pick / 1966
KR Emmitt Thomas 23 Rook 3 29 kick returns for a 23.2 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Bud Abell 26 14 0 220 6-3 Missouri 12/21/1940 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 23rd / 178th pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 17th / 228th pick / 1964
84 Fred Arbanas+ 27 TE 14 0 240 6-3 Michigan St. 1/14/1939 4 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 7th / 54th pick / 1961
10 Pete Beathard 24 14 0 200 6-1 USC 3/7/1942 2 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
78 Bobby Bell*+ 26 LLB 14 0 228 6-4 Minnesota 6/17/1940 3 11 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
61 Dennis Biodrowski 26 14 0 250 6-1 Memphis 6/27/1940 3 4 San Diego Chargers / 18th / 144th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 16th / 221st pick / 1962
38 Solomon Brannan 24 3 0 188 6-1 Morris Brown 9/5/1942 1 1
81 Tommy Brooker 27 4 0 235 6-2 Alabama 10/31/1939 4 1 Dallas Texans / 17th / 131st pick / 1962
Washington Redskins / 16th / 211th pick / 1962
87 Aaron Brown 23 14 0 255 6-5 Minnesota 11/16/1943 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 6th pick / 1966
86 Buck Buchanan*+ 27 RDT 14 0 270 6-7 Grambling St. 9/10/1939 3 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
71 Ed Budde*+ 26 LG 14 0 265 6-5 Michigan St. 11/2/1940 3 13 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
88 Chris Burford 28 SE 14 0 220 6-3 Stanford 1/31/1938 6 11 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 105th pick / 1960
80 Reggie Carolan 27 14 0 236 6-6 Idaho 10/25/1939 4 2 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 102nd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 17th / 135th pick / 1961
23 Bert Coan 26 14 0 220 6-5 TCU,Kansas 7/2/1940 4 7 Washington Redskins / 7th / 85th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 14th / 105th pick / 1962
56 Walt Corey 28 9 0 240 6-2 Miami (FL) 5/9/1938 6 3
16 Len Dawson*+ 31 QB 14 14 190 6-0 Purdue 6/20/1935 9 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
72 Tony DiMidio 24 14 0 250 6-3 West Chester 8/20/1942 Rook 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 66th pick / 1964
New York Giants / 5th / 68th pick / 1964
66 Wayne Frazier 27 C 14 0 245 6-3 Auburn 3/5/1939 4 7 San Diego Chargers / 32nd / 256th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 16th / 216th pick / 1961
21 Mike Garrett* 22 HB 14 0 191 5-9 USC 4/12/1944 Rook 12 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 20th / 178th pick / 1966
65 Jon Gilliam 28 1 0 240 6-2 Oklahoma St.,Texas A&M-Commerce 10/22/1938 5 3 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 161st pick / 1960
69 Sherrill Headrick* 29 MLB 14 0 240 6-2 TCU 3/13/1937 6 9
73 Dave Hill 25 RT 14 0 260 6-5 Auburn 2/1/1941 3 7 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
12 Jimmy Hill 38 3 0 192 6-2 Sam Houston St. 6/27/1928 11 1
55 E.J. Holub* 28 RLB 14 0 236 6-4 Texas Tech 1/5/1938 5 8 Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
20 Bobby Hunt 26 LS 14 0 185 6-1 Auburn 8/15/1940 4 8 Dallas Texans / 11th / 81st pick / 1962
85 Chuck Hurston 24 RDE 14 0 240 6-6 Auburn 11/9/1942 1 6 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 91st pick / 1965
Green Bay Packers / 15th / 206th pick / 1965
82 Ed Lothamer 24 7 0 270 6-5 Michigan St. 5/20/1942 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 26th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 5th / 64th pick / 1964
75 Jerry Mays*+ 27 LDE 14 0 252 6-4 SMU 11/24/1939 5 10 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
32 Curtis McClinton* 27 FB 14 0 227 6-3 Kansas 6/25/1939 4 10 Dallas Texans / 14th / 110th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 110th pick / 1960
15 Mike Mercer 31 K 10 0 220 6-0 Minnesota,Hardin-Simmons,Arizona St. 11/21/1935 5 6 Minnesota Vikings / 15th / 197th pick / 1961
64 Curt Merz 28 RG 14 0 267 6-4 Iowa 4/17/1938 4 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1960
22 Willie Mitchell 26 RCB 14 0 185 6-0 Tennessee St. 8/28/1940 2 5
25 Frank Pitts 23 14 0 199 6-3 Southern 11/12/1943 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 32nd pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 16th / 213th pick / 1965
14 Bobby Ply 26 14 0 190 6-1 Baylor 8/13/1940 4 2 New York Titans / 5th / 37th pick / 1962
Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 216th pick / 1962
60 Al Reynolds 28 14 0 250 6-3 Tarkio 2/15/1938 6 4
58 Andy Rice 26 LDT 14 0 268 6-2 Texas Southern 9/6/1940 Rook 6
42 Johnny Robinson*+ 28 RS 14 0 205 6-1 LSU 9/9/1938 6 9 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
76 Hatch Rosdahl 25 7 0 250 6-5 Penn St. 8/24/1941 2 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 14th / 107th pick / 1963
17 Fletcher Smith 23 11 0 178 6-0 Tennessee St. 10/10/1943 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 69th pick / 1966
35 Smokey Stover 28 14 0 227 6-0 La-Monroe 8/24/1938 6 3
89 Otis Taylor*+ 24 FL 14 0 215 6-3 Prairie View 8/11/1942 1 20 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
18 Emmitt Thomas 23 KR 14 3 192 6-2 Bishop 6/3/1943 Rook 0
45 Gene Thomas 24 14 0 210 6-1 Florida A&M 9/1/1942 Rook 1
77 Jim Tyrer*+ 27 LT 14 0 280 6-6 Ohio St. 2/25/1939 5 13 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
24 Fred Williamson 29 LCB 12 0 219 6-3 Northwestern 3/5/1937 6 4
44 Jerrel Wilson 25 P 14 0 222 6-2 Southern Miss 10/4/1941 3 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
Team Total 26.4 14 228.0 6-2.7 3.4