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1968 Kansas City Chiefs

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12-2-0, Finished 1st in AFL West Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 14.0, Offense: 3.8, Defense: 10.1, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 371 points (26.5/g), 4th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 170 points (12.1/g), 1st.
 Differential of 201 points (14.4/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.1-1.9.

Coach: Hank Stram (12-2-0)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Len Dawson* 33 11 13 131 for 224, 2,109 yards, 17 td, 9 int, & 20 rushes for 40 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
HB Mike Garrett 24 2 0 164 rushes for 564 yards, 3 td, & 33 catches for 359 yards and 3 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 20th / 178th pick / 1966
FB Robert Holmes 23 Rook 0 174 rushes for 866 yards, 7 td, & 19 catches for 201 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 375th pick / 1968
FL Otis Taylor 26 3 0 20 catches for 420 yards, 4 td, & 5 rushes for 41 yards and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
SE Frank Pitts 25 3 0 30 catches for 655 yards, 6 td, & 11 rushes for 107 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 32nd pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 16th / 213th pick / 1965
TE Fred Arbanas 29 6 0 11 catches for 189 yards, 0 td, & 3 rushes for 14 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 7th / 54th pick / 1961
LT Jim Tyrer*+ 29 7 0 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
LG Ed Budde* 28 5 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
C E.J. Holub 30 7 0 Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
RG Mo Moorman 23 Rook 13 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1968
RT Dave Hill 27 5 0 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jerry Mays* 29 7 0 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
LDT Ed Lothamer 26 4 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 26th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 5th / 64th pick / 1964
RDT Buck Buchanan*+ 29 5 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
RDE Aaron Brown 25 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 6th pick / 1966
LLB Bobby Bell*+ 28 5 0 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
MLB Willie Lanier*+ 23 1 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
RLB Jim Lynch* 23 1 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
LCB Emmitt Thomas* 25 2 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Willie Mitchell 28 4 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LS Jim Kearney 25 3 14 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 151st pick / 1965
RS Johnny Robinson*+ 30 8 0 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Jan Stenerud* 26 1 0 30 of 40 field goals & 39 of 40 extra points
P Jerrel Wilson 27 5 0 63 punts for a 45.1 average, 0 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
PR Noland Smith 25 1 0 18 punt returns for a 15.0 average and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 156th pick / 1967
KR Noland Smith 25 1 0 23 kick returns for a 23.9 average and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 156th pick / 1967

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Bud Abell 28 12 0 220 6-3 Missouri 12/21/1940 2 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 23rd / 178th pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 17th / 228th pick / 1964
84 Fred Arbanas 29 TE 14 0 240 6-3 Michigan St. 1/14/1939 6 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 7th / 54th pick / 1961
78 Bobby Bell*+ 28 LLB 14 0 228 6-4 Minnesota 6/17/1940 5 15 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
24 Ceasar Belser 24 14 0 205 6-0 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/13/1944 Rook 3 Washington Redskins / 10th / 145th pick / 1966
87 Aaron Brown 25 RDE 14 0 255 6-5 Minnesota 11/16/1943 2 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 6th pick / 1966
86 Buck Buchanan*+ 29 RDT 14 0 270 6-7 Grambling St. 9/10/1939 5 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
71 Ed Budde* 28 LG 14 0 265 6-5 Michigan St. 11/2/1940 5 11 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
80 Reggie Carolan 29 14 0 236 6-6 Idaho 10/25/1939 6 1 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 102nd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 17th / 135th pick / 1961
23 Bert Coan 28 12 0 220 6-5 TCU,Kansas 7/2/1940 6 2 Washington Redskins / 7th / 85th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 14th / 105th pick / 1962
61 Curley Culp 22 9 0 265 6-2 Arizona St. 3/10/1946 Rook 4 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1968
60 George Daney 22 14 0 240 6-4 Detroit Mercy,Texas-El Paso 2/2/1946 Rook 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 22nd pick / 1968
16 Len Dawson* 33 QB 14 13 190 6-0 Purdue 6/20/1935 11 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
21 Mike Garrett 24 HB 13 0 191 5-9 USC 4/12/1944 2 11 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 20th / 178th pick / 1966
17 Jack Gehrke 22 2 0 178 6-0 Utah 1/14/1946 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 265th pick / 1968
38 Wendell Hayes 28 11 0 220 6-1 Humboldt St. 8/5/1940 5 5
73 Dave Hill 27 RT 14 0 260 6-5 Auburn 2/1/1941 5 7 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
45 Robert Holmes 23 FB 14 0 221 5-9 Southern 10/5/1945 Rook 11 Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 375th pick / 1968
55 E.J. Holub 30 C 14 0 236 6-4 Texas Tech 1/5/1938 7 7 Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
85 Chuck Hurston 26 14 0 240 6-6 Auburn 11/9/1942 3 4 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 91st pick / 1965
Green Bay Packers / 15th / 206th pick / 1965
46 Jim Kearney 25 LS 14 14 206 6-2 Prairie View 1/21/1943 3 7 Detroit Lions / 11th / 151st pick / 1965
99 Ernie Ladd 30 14 0 290 6-9 Grambling St. 11/28/1938 7 4 Chicago Bears / 4th / 48th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 119th pick / 1961
63 Willie Lanier*+ 23 MLB 14 14 245 6-1 Morgan St. 8/21/1945 1 15 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
15 Jacky Lee 29 qb 6 1 189 6-1 Cincinnati 7/11/1939 8 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 61st pick / 1960
10 Mike Livingston 23 1 0 212 6-4 SMU 11/14/1945 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1968
48 Sam Longmire 25 2 0 195 6-3 Purdue 1/3/1943 1 2
82 Ed Lothamer 26 LDT 14 0 270 6-5 Michigan St. 5/20/1942 4 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 26th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 5th / 64th pick / 1964
26 Paul Lowe 32 1 0 205 6-0 Oregon St. 9/27/1936 8 0
51 Jim Lynch* 23 RLB 14 14 235 6-1 Notre Dame 8/28/1945 1 13 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
58 Dave Martin 22 2 0 225 6-0 Notre Dame 10/23/1946 Rook 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 157th pick / 1968
75 Jerry Mays* 29 LDE 14 0 252 6-4 SMU 11/24/1939 7 12 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
32 Curtis McClinton 29 9 0 227 6-3 Kansas 6/25/1939 6 1 Dallas Texans / 14th / 110th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 110th pick / 1960
64 Curt Merz 30 14 0 267 6-4 Iowa 4/17/1938 6 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1960
22 Willie Mitchell 28 RCB 13 0 185 6-0 Tennessee St. 8/28/1940 4 7
76 Mo Moorman 23 RG 13 13 252 6-5 Kentucky,Texas A&M 7/24/1945 Rook 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1968
25 Frank Pitts 25 SE 13 0 199 6-3 Southern 11/12/1943 3 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 32nd pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 16th / 213th pick / 1965
65 Remi Prudhomme 26 14 0 250 6-4 LSU 4/24/1942 2 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 37th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 14th / 108th pick / 1964
30 Gloster Richardson 26 13 0 200 6-2 Jackson St. 7/18/1942 1 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 50th pick / 1965
42 Johnny Robinson*+ 30 RS 14 0 205 6-1 LSU 9/9/1938 8 14 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
20 Goldie Sellers 26 14 0 198 6-2 Grambling St. 1/9/1942 2 5 Denver Broncos / 8th / 66th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 20th / 302nd pick / 1966
1 Noland Smith 25 KR 12 0 154 5-5 Tennessee St. 10/20/1943 1 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 156th pick / 1967
3 Jan Stenerud* 26 K 14 0 187 6-2 Montana St. 11/26/1942 1 8
89 Otis Taylor 26 FL 11 0 215 6-3 Prairie View 8/11/1942 3 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
18 Emmitt Thomas* 25 LCB 14 0 192 6-2 Bishop 6/3/1943 2 10
77 Jim Tyrer*+ 29 LT 14 0 280 6-6 Ohio St. 2/25/1939 7 13 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
44 Jerrel Wilson 27 P 14 0 222 6-2 Southern Miss 10/4/1941 5 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
Team Total 26.5 14 225.3 6-2.6 3.6