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1973 Kansas City Chiefs

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7-5-2, AFC West Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.9, Offense: -4.2, Defense: 5.1, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 231 points (16.5/g), 19th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 192 points (13.7/g), 5th.
 Differential of 39 points (2.8/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 8.5-5.5.

Coach: Hank Stram (7-5-2)

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 Mike Livingston 28 5 8 75 for 145, 916 yards, 6 td, 7 int, & 19 rushes for 94 yards and 2 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1968
RB Ed Podolak 26 4 13 210 rushes for 721 yards, 3 td, & 55 catches for 445 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
FB Wendell Hayes 33 10 7 95 rushes for 352 yards, 2 td, & 18 catches for 134 yards and 0 td
WR Otis Taylor 31 8 14 34 catches for 565 yards, 4 td, & 4 rushes for -14 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
WR Elmo Wright 24 2 11 16 catches for 252 yards, 2 td, & 5 rushes for 29 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 16th pick / 1971
TE Morris Stroud 27 4 11 12 catches for 216 yards, 2 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 76th pick / 1969
LT Jim Tyrer 34 12 12 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
LG Ed Budde 33 10 12 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
C Jack Rudnay* 26 3 14 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
RG Mo Moorman 28 5 10 3 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1968
RT Francis Peay 29 7 9 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 15th pick / 1966
 Defensive Starters
LDE Marvin Upshaw 27 5 14 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1968
LDT Curley Culp 27 5 12 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1968
RDT Buck Buchanan 34 10 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
RDE Wilbur Young 24 2 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 39th pick / 1971
LLB Bobby Bell 33 10 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
MLB Willie Lanier*+ 28 6 14 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
RLB Jim Lynch 28 6 14 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
LCB Nate Allen 25 2 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 276th pick / 1971
RCB Emmitt Thomas 30 7 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Jim Kearney 30 8 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 151st pick / 1965
FS Mike Sensibaugh 24 2 14 3 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 191st pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K Jan Stenerud 31 6 0 24 of 38 field goals & 21 of 23 extra points
P Jerrel Wilson 32 10 0 80 punts for a 45.5 average, 1 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
PR Larry Marshall 23 1 0 29 punt returns for a 6.2 average and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 387th pick / 1972
KR Larry Marshall 23 1 0 14 kick returns for a 27.9 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)
48 Nate Allen 25 LCB 14 14 170 5-10 Texas Southern 5/13/1948 2 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 276th pick / 1971
11 Pete Beathard 31 9 0 200 6-1 USC 3/7/1942 9 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
78 Bobby Bell 33 LLB 14 14 228 6-4 Minnesota 6/17/1940 10 9 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
86 Buck Buchanan 34 RDT 14 14 270 6-7 Grambling St. 9/10/1939 10 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
71 Ed Budde 33 LG 12 12 265 6-5 Michigan St. 11/2/1940 10 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
82 Gary Butler 22 14 3 235 6-3 Rice 1/11/1951 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 27th pick / 1973
61 Curley Culp 27 LDT 13 12 265 6-2 Arizona St. 3/10/1946 5 9 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1968
60 George Daney 27 14 6 240 6-4 Detroit Mercy,Texas-El Paso 2/2/1946 5 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 22nd pick / 1968
16 Len Dawson 38 qb 8 6 190 6-0 Purdue 6/20/1935 16 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
24 Willie Ellison 28 10 7 210 6-2 Texas Southern 11/1/1945 6 4 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1967
80 Andy Hamilton 23 5 2 190 6-3 LSU 11/8/1950 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 97th pick / 1972
38 Wendell Hayes 33 FB 13 7 220 6-1 Humboldt St. 8/5/1940 10 4
73 Dave Hill 32 8 7 260 6-5 Auburn 2/1/1941 10 2 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
74 Pat Holmes 33 10 1 255 6-5 Texas Tech 8/3/1940 7 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 40th pick / 1962
32 Doug Jones 23 4 0 202 6-2 Arizona St.,Cal State-Northridge 5/31/1950 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 145th pick / 1973
46 Jim Kearney 30 SS 14 14 206 6-2 Prairie View 1/21/1943 8 8 Detroit Lions / 11th / 151st pick / 1965
23 Leroy Keyes 26 3 0 208 6-3 Purdue 2/18/1947 4 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 3rd pick / 1969
31 Jeff Kinney 24 14 1 215 6-2 Nebraska 11/1/1949 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1972
27 Dan Kratzer 24 1 0 192 6-3 Northern Arizona,Missouri Valley 7/7/1949 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 185th pick / 1972
63 Willie Lanier*+ 28 MLB 14 14 245 6-1 Morgan St. 8/21/1945 6 17 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
10 Mike Livingston 28 QB 8 8 212 6-4 SMU 11/14/1945 5 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1968
87 John Lohmeyer 22 7 0 229 6-4 Emporia St. 1/15/1951 Rook 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 89th pick / 1973
51 Jim Lynch 28 RLB 14 14 235 6-1 Notre Dame 8/28/1945 6 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
40 Jim Marsalis 28 10 0 194 5-11 Tennessee St. 10/10/1945 4 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1969
22 Larry Marshall 23 KR 10 0 195 5-10 Maryland 3/2/1950 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 387th pick / 1972
6 Warren McVea 27 7 0 182 5-9 Houston 7/30/1946 5 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 109th pick / 1968
76 Mo Moorman 28 RG 13 10 252 6-5 Kentucky,Texas A&M 7/24/1945 5 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1968
50 Mike Oriard 25 13 0 223 6-4 Notre Dame 5/26/1948 3 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 130th pick / 1970
57 Al Palewicz 23 14 0 215 6-1 Miami (FL) 3/23/1950 Rook 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 197th pick / 1973
75 Francis Peay 29 RT 9 9 250 6-5 Arizona,Cameron,Missouri 5/23/1944 7 5 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 15th pick / 1966
14 Ed Podolak 26 RB 14 13 204 6-1 Iowa 9/1/1947 4 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
15 Kerry Reardon 24 12 0 180 5-11 Iowa 5/6/1949 2 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 146th pick / 1971
58 Jack Rudnay* 26 C 14 14 240 6-3 Northwestern 11/20/1947 3 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
67 George Seals 31 13 2 260 6-3 Missouri 10/2/1942 9 3 New York Giants / 4th / 52nd pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 64th pick / 1964
20 Mike Sensibaugh 24 FS 14 14 192 5-11 Ohio St. 1/3/1949 2 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 191st pick / 1971
70 Dave Smith 26 2 1 205 6-2 Waynesburg,Indiana (PA) 5/18/1947 3 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 184th pick / 1970
3 Jan Stenerud 31 K 14 0 187 6-2 Montana St. 11/26/1942 6 4
88 Morris Stroud 27 TE 14 11 255 6-10 Clark (GA) 5/17/1946 4 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 76th pick / 1969
89 Otis Taylor 31 WR 14 14 215 6-3 Prairie View 8/11/1942 8 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
18 Emmitt Thomas 30 RCB 14 14 192 6-2 Bishop 6/3/1943 7 8
77 Jim Tyrer 34 LT 12 12 280 6-6 Ohio St. 2/25/1939 12 5 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
81 Marvin Upshaw 27 LDE 14 14 260 6-4 Trinity (TX) 11/22/1946 5 9 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1968
72 Wayne Walton 25 14 0 255 6-5 Abilene Christian 10/15/1948 2 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 44th pick / 1971
54 Clyde Werner 26 14 0 225 6-4 Washington 12/10/1947 3 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1970
26 Robert West 23 8 0 218 6-4 San Diego St. 10/3/1950 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 90th pick / 1972
44 Jerrel Wilson 32 P 14 0 222 6-2 Southern Miss 10/4/1941 10 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
17 Elmo Wright 24 WR 11 11 190 6-0 Houston 7/3/1949 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 16th pick / 1971
99 Wilbur Young 24 RDE 13 13 285 6-6 William Penn 4/20/1949 2 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 39th pick / 1971
Team Total 27.6 14 223.3 6-2.6 5.0