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1970 Kansas City Chiefs

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7-5-2, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.5, Offense: -0.1, Defense: 1.6, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 272 points (19.4/g), 15th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 244 points (17.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of 28 points (2.0/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 7.9-6.1.

Coach: Hank Stram (7-5-2)

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 35 13 12 141 for 262, 1,876 yards, 13 td, 14 int, & 11 rushes for 46 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
RB Ed Podolak 23 1 9 168 rushes for 749 yards, 3 td, & 26 catches for 307 yards and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
FB Wendell Hayes 30 7 14 109 rushes for 381 yards, 5 td, & 26 catches for 219 yards and 0 td
WR Frank Pitts 27 5 10 11 catches for 172 yards, 2 td, & 5 rushes for 84 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 32nd pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 16th / 213th pick / 1965
WR Otis Taylor 28 5 10 34 catches for 618 yards, 3 td, & 3 rushes for 13 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
TE Fred Arbanas 31 8 6 8 catches for 108 yards, 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 7th / 54th pick / 1961
LT Jim Tyrer*+ 31 9 14 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
LG Ed Budde* 30 7 14 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
C Jack Rudnay 23 Rook 8 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
RG Mo Moorman 25 2 13 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1968
RT Dave Hill 29 7 14 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jerry Mays* 31 9 14 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
LDT Curley Culp 24 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1968
RDT Buck Buchanan* 31 7 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
RDE Aaron Brown 27 4 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 6th pick / 1966
LLB Bobby Bell*+ 30 7 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
MLB Willie Lanier* 25 3 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
RLB Jim Lynch 25 3 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
LCB Jim Marsalis*+ 25 1 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1969
RCB Emmitt Thomas 27 4 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Jim Kearney 27 5 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 151st pick / 1965
FS Johnny Robinson*+ 32 10 14 10 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Jan Stenerud*+ 28 3 0 30 of 42 field goals & 26 of 26 extra points
P Jerrel Wilson* 29 7 0 76 punts for a 44.9 average, 0 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
PR Ed Podolak 23 1 9 23 punt returns for a 13.5 average and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
KR Robert Holmes 25 2 0 19 kick returns for a 28.2 average and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 375th pick / 1968

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
84 Fred Arbanas 31 TE 6 6 240 6-3 Michigan St. 1/14/1939 8 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 7th / 54th pick / 1961
78 Bobby Bell*+ 30 LLB 14 14 228 6-4 Minnesota 6/17/1940 7 12 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
24 Ceasar Belser 26 14 0 205 6-0 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/13/1944 2 2 Washington Redskins / 10th / 145th pick / 1966
87 Aaron Brown 27 RDE 11 11 255 6-5 Minnesota 11/16/1943 4 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 6th pick / 1966
86 Buck Buchanan* 31 RDT 14 14 270 6-7 Grambling St. 9/10/1939 7 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
71 Ed Budde* 30 LG 14 14 265 6-5 Michigan St. 11/2/1940 7 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
80 Billy Cannon 33 6 4 207 6-1 LSU 8/2/1937 10 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1960
61 Curley Culp 24 LDT 14 14 265 6-2 Arizona St. 3/10/1946 2 7 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1968
60 George Daney 24 14 1 240 6-4 Detroit Mercy,Texas-El Paso 2/2/1946 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 22nd pick / 1968
16 Len Dawson 35 QB 14 12 190 6-0 Purdue 6/20/1935 13 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
21 Mike Garrett 26 3 3 191 5-9 USC 4/12/1944 4 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 20th / 178th pick / 1966
23 David Hadley 22 14 0 186 5-9 Alcorn St. 10/8/1948 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 78th pick / 1970
38 Wendell Hayes 30 FB 14 14 220 6-1 Humboldt St. 8/5/1940 7 6
73 Dave Hill 29 RT 14 14 260 6-5 Auburn 2/1/1941 7 6 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
81 Jimmy Hines 24 1 0 175 6-0 Texas Southern 9/10/1946 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 146th pick / 1968
45 Robert Holmes 25 KR 14 0 221 5-9 Southern 10/5/1945 2 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 375th pick / 1968
55 E.J. Holub 32 14 6 236 6-4 Texas Tech 1/5/1938 9 3 Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
7 John Huarte 27 1 0 185 6-0 Notre Dame 5/20/1943 4 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 12th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 76th pick / 1965
85 Chuck Hurston 28 14 0 240 6-6 Auburn 11/9/1942 5 3 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 91st pick / 1965
Green Bay Packers / 15th / 206th pick / 1965
46 Jim Kearney 27 SS 14 14 206 6-2 Prairie View 1/21/1943 5 5 Detroit Lions / 11th / 151st pick / 1965
63 Willie Lanier* 25 MLB 14 14 245 6-1 Morgan St. 8/21/1945 3 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
62 Bob Liggett 24 7 1 255 6-2 Nebraska 12/8/1946 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 389th pick / 1970
10 Mike Livingston 25 qb 4 2 212 6-4 SMU 11/14/1945 2 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1968
51 Jim Lynch 25 RLB 14 14 235 6-1 Notre Dame 8/28/1945 3 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
40 Jim Marsalis*+ 25 LCB 14 14 194 5-11 Tennessee St. 10/10/1945 1 11 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1969
75 Jerry Mays* 31 LDE 14 14 252 6-4 SMU 11/24/1939 9 8 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
6 Warren McVea 24 14 2 182 5-9 Houston 7/30/1946 2 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 109th pick / 1968
22 Willie Mitchell 30 14 0 185 6-0 Tennessee St. 8/28/1940 6 2
76 Mo Moorman 25 RG 13 13 252 6-5 Kentucky,Texas A&M 7/24/1945 2 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1968
50 Mike Oriard 22 1 0 223 6-4 Notre Dame 5/26/1948 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 130th pick / 1970
25 Frank Pitts 27 WR 12 10 199 6-3 Southern 11/12/1943 5 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 32nd pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 16th / 213th pick / 1965
14 Ed Podolak 23 PR 14 9 204 6-1 Iowa 9/1/1947 1 11 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
26 Lew Porter 23 5 1 178 5-11 Southern 3/7/1947 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 8th / 208th pick / 1970
30 Gloster Richardson 28 12 7 200 6-2 Jackson St. 7/18/1942 3 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 50th pick / 1965
42 Johnny Robinson*+ 32 FS 14 14 205 6-1 LSU 9/9/1938 10 10 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
58 Jack Rudnay 23 C 14 8 240 6-3 Northwestern 11/20/1947 Rook 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
70 Sid Smith 22 14 0 260 6-4 USC 7/6/1948 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 26th pick / 1970
66 Bob Stein 22 14 2 235 6-3 Minnesota 1/22/1948 1 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 126th pick / 1969
3 Jan Stenerud*+ 28 K 14 0 187 6-2 Montana St. 11/26/1942 3 7
88 Morris Stroud 24 13 4 255 6-10 Clark (GA) 5/17/1946 1 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 76th pick / 1969
89 Otis Taylor 28 WR 13 10 215 6-3 Prairie View 8/11/1942 5 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
18 Emmitt Thomas 27 RCB 14 14 192 6-2 Bishop 6/3/1943 4 5
77 Jim Tyrer*+ 31 LT 14 14 280 6-6 Ohio St. 2/25/1939 9 11 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
81 Marvin Upshaw 24 7 0 260 6-4 Trinity (TX) 11/22/1946 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1968
54 Clyde Werner 23 7 0 225 6-4 Washington 12/10/1947 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1970
44 Jerrel Wilson* 29 P 14 0 222 6-2 Southern Miss 10/4/1941 7 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
Team Total 26.8 14 223.4 6-2.3 4.0