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1972 Kansas City Chiefs

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8-6-0, AFC West Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.6, Offense: 0.4, Defense: 2.2, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 287 points (20.5/g), 15th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 254 points (18.1/g), 13th.
 Differential of 33 points (2.4/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-6.0.

Coach: Hank Stram (8-6-0)

Stadium: Arrowhead 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 37 15 12 175 for 305, 1,835 yards, 13 td, 12 int, & 15 rushes for 75 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
RB Ed Podolak 25 3 10 171 rushes for 615 yards, 4 td, & 46 catches for 345 yards and 2 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
FB Wendell Hayes 32 9 12 128 rushes for 536 yards, 0 td, & 31 catches for 295 yards and 3 td
WR Dennis Homan 26 4 5 12 catches for 135 yards, 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1968
WR Otis Taylor* 30 7 12 57 catches for 821 yards, 6 td, & 5 rushes for 13 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
TE Morris Stroud 26 3 7 4 catches for 80 yards, 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 76th pick / 1969
LT Jim Tyrer 33 11 14 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
LG Ed Budde 32 9 13 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
C Jack Rudnay 25 2 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
RG Mo Moorman 27 4 13 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1968
RT Dave Hill 31 9 14 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
 Defensive Starters
LDE Marvin Upshaw 26 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1968
LDT Curley Culp 26 4 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1968
RDT Buck Buchanan 33 9 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
RDE Wilbur Young 23 1 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 39th pick / 1971
LLB Bobby Bell* 32 9 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
MLB Willie Lanier* 27 5 13 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
RLB Jim Lynch 27 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
LCB Jim Marsalis 27 3 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1969
RCB Emmitt Thomas* 29 6 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Jim Kearney 29 7 14 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 151st pick / 1965
FS Mike Sensibaugh 23 1 13 8 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 191st pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K Jan Stenerud 30 5 0 21 of 36 field goals & 32 of 32 extra points
P Jerrel Wilson* 31 9 0 66 punts for a 44.8 average, 1 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
PR Larry Marshall 22 Rook 0 18 punt returns for a 5.7 average and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 387th pick / 1972
KR Larry Marshall 22 Rook 0 23 kick returns for a 28.3 average and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 387th pick / 1972

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
1 Mike Adamle 23 14 4 197 5-9 Northwestern 10/4/1949 1 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 120th pick / 1971
48 Nate Allen 24 14 0 170 5-10 Texas Southern 5/13/1948 1 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 276th pick / 1971
78 Bobby Bell* 32 LLB 14 14 228 6-4 Minnesota 6/17/1940 9 10 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
55 Keith Best 22 6 0 220 6-3 Kansas St. 8/21/1950 Rook 3
87 Aaron Brown 29 12 7 255 6-5 Minnesota 11/16/1943 6 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 6th pick / 1966
86 Buck Buchanan 33 RDT 14 14 270 6-7 Grambling St. 9/10/1939 9 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
71 Ed Budde 32 LG 13 13 265 6-5 Michigan St. 11/2/1940 9 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
61 Curley Culp 26 LDT 14 14 265 6-2 Arizona St. 3/10/1946 4 8 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1968
60 George Daney 26 14 1 240 6-4 Detroit Mercy,Texas-El Paso 2/2/1946 4 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 22nd pick / 1968
16 Len Dawson 37 QB 14 12 190 6-0 Purdue 6/20/1935 15 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
83 Willie Frazier 30 14 7 245 6-4 Ark-Pine Bluff 6/19/1942 8 2
79 Larry Gagner 29 7 1 240 6-3 Florida 12/30/1943 6 2 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 18th pick / 1966
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1966
38 Wendell Hayes 32 FB 13 12 220 6-1 Humboldt St. 8/5/1940 9 8
73 Dave Hill 31 RT 14 14 260 6-5 Auburn 2/1/1941 9 5 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
21 Dennis Homan 26 WR 7 5 181 6-1 Alabama 1/9/1946 4 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1968
41 Bruce Jankowski 23 4 2 185 5-11 Ohio St. 8/12/1949 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1971
46 Jim Kearney 29 SS 14 14 206 6-2 Prairie View 1/21/1943 7 9 Detroit Lions / 11th / 151st pick / 1965
31 Jeff Kinney 23 9 2 215 6-2 Nebraska 11/1/1949 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1972
63 Willie Lanier* 27 MLB 13 13 245 6-1 Morgan St. 8/21/1945 5 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
10 Mike Livingston 27 qb 5 2 212 6-4 SMU 11/14/1945 4 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1968
82 Ed Lothamer 30 2 0 270 6-5 Michigan St. 5/20/1942 8 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 26th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 5th / 64th pick / 1964
51 Jim Lynch 27 RLB 14 14 235 6-1 Notre Dame 8/28/1945 5 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
40 Jim Marsalis 27 LCB 14 14 194 5-11 Tennessee St. 10/10/1945 3 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1969
22 Larry Marshall 22 KR 11 0 195 5-10 Maryland 3/2/1950 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 387th pick / 1972
76 Mo Moorman 27 RG 13 13 252 6-5 Kentucky,Texas A&M 7/24/1945 4 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1968
50 Mike Oriard 24 14 0 223 6-4 Notre Dame 5/26/1948 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 130th pick / 1970
35 Jim Otis 24 10 0 220 6-0 Ohio St. 4/29/1948 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 218th pick / 1970
14 Ed Podolak 25 RB 13 10 204 6-1 Iowa 9/1/1947 3 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
15 Kerry Reardon 23 7 1 180 5-11 Iowa 5/6/1949 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 146th pick / 1971
58 Jack Rudnay 25 C 14 14 240 6-3 Northwestern 11/20/1947 2 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
67 George Seals 30 11 0 260 6-3 Missouri 10/2/1942 8 3 New York Giants / 4th / 52nd pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 64th pick / 1964
20 Mike Sensibaugh 23 FS 14 13 192 5-11 Ohio St. 1/3/1949 1 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 191st pick / 1971
70 Sid Smith 24 14 0 260 6-4 USC 7/6/1948 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 26th pick / 1970
66 Bob Stein 24 8 0 235 6-3 Minnesota 1/22/1948 3 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 126th pick / 1969
3 Jan Stenerud 30 K 14 0 187 6-2 Montana St. 11/26/1942 5 4
88 Morris Stroud 26 TE 14 7 255 6-10 Clark (GA) 5/17/1946 3 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 76th pick / 1969
89 Otis Taylor* 30 WR 14 12 215 6-3 Prairie View 8/11/1942 7 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
18 Emmitt Thomas* 29 RCB 14 14 192 6-2 Bishop 6/3/1943 6 9
77 Jim Tyrer 33 LT 14 14 280 6-6 Ohio St. 2/25/1939 11 5 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
81 Marvin Upshaw 26 LDE 14 14 260 6-4 Trinity (TX) 11/22/1946 4 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1968
54 Clyde Werner 25 14 1 225 6-4 Washington 12/10/1947 2 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1970
26 Robert West 22 11 5 218 6-4 San Diego St. 10/3/1950 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 90th pick / 1972
44 Jerrel Wilson* 31 P 14 0 222 6-2 Southern Miss 10/4/1941 9 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
17 Elmo Wright 23 7 4 190 6-0 Houston 7/3/1949 1 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 16th pick / 1971
99 Wilbur Young 23 RDE 14 7 285 6-6 William Penn 4/20/1949 1 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 39th pick / 1971
Team Total 27.0 14 226.6 6-2.5 4.5