Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QB Len Dawson* 36 14 13 167 for 301, 2,504 yards, 15 td, 13 int, & 12 rushes for 24 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
RB Ed Podolak 24 2 11 184 rushes for 708 yards, 9 td, & 36 catches for 252 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
FB Wendell Hayes 31 8 14 132 rushes for 537 yards, 1 td, & 16 catches for 150 yards and 1 td
WR Otis Taylor*+ 29 6 14 57 catches for 1,110 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 25 yards and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
WR Elmo Wright 22 Rook 14 26 catches for 528 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for -10 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 16th pick / 1971
TE Morris Stroud 25 2 13 22 catches for 454 yards, 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 76th pick / 1969
LT Jim Tyrer* 32 10 14 1 fumble recovered Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
LG Ed Budde* 31 8 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
C Jack Rudnay 24 1 13 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
RG Mo Moorman 26 3 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1968
RT Dave Hill 30 8 13 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
Defensive Starters
LDE Marvin Upshaw 25 3 14 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1968
LDT Curley Culp* 25 3 14 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1968
RDT Buck Buchanan* 32 8 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
RDE Aaron Brown 28 5 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 6th pick / 1966
LLB Bobby Bell* 31 8 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
MLB Willie Lanier*+ 26 4 14 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
RLB Jim Lynch 26 4 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
LCB Jim Marsalis 26 2 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1969
RCB Emmitt Thomas* 28 5 14 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Jim Kearney 28 6 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 151st pick / 1965
FS Johnny Robinson 33 11 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
Special Teams Starters
K Jan Stenerud* 29 4 0 26 of 44 field goals & 32 of 32 extra points
P Jerrel Wilson* 30 8 0 64 punts for a 44.8 average, 1 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
PR Ed Podolak 24 2 11 14 punt returns for a 6.0 average and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
KR Kerry Reardon 22 Rook 0 12 kick returns for a 25.7 average and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 146th pick / 1971

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