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1974 Kansas City Chiefs

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5-9-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.4, Offense: -1.3, Defense: -1.1, SoS: 1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 233 points (16.6/g), 18th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 293 points (20.9/g), 21st.
 Differential of -60 points (-4.3/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-8.9.

Coach: Hank Stram (5-9-0)

Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium
 Training Camp: William Jewell College (Liberty, Missouri)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Len Dawson 39 17 8 138 for 235, 1,573 yards, 7 td, 13 int, & 11 rushes for 28 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
RB Ed Podolak 27 5 8 101 rushes for 386 yards, 2 td, & 43 catches for 306 yards and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
FB Woody Green 23 Rook 7 135 rushes for 509 yards, 3 td, & 26 catches for 247 yards and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 16th pick / 1974
WR Otis Taylor 32 9 9 24 catches for 375 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 6 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
WR Elmo Wright 25 3 9 13 catches for 209 yards, 1 td, & 3 rushes for 26 yards and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 16th pick / 1971
TE Morris Stroud 28 5 14 12 catches for 141 yards, 2 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 76th pick / 1969
LT Charlie Getty 22 Rook 14 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1974
LG Ed Budde 34 11 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
C Jack Rudnay* 27 4 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
RG George Daney 28 6 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 22nd pick / 1968
RT Jim Nicholson 25 Rook 8 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 219th pick / 1973
 Defensive Starters
LDE Marvin Upshaw 28 6 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1968
LDT Tom Keating 32 10 12 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 34th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 53rd pick / 1964
RDT Buck Buchanan 35 11 9 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
RDE Wilbur Young 25 3 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 39th pick / 1971
LLB Bobby Bell 34 11 10 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
MLB Willie Lanier* 29 7 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
RLB Jim Lynch 29 7 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
LCB Nate Allen 26 3 8 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 276th pick / 1971
RCB Emmitt Thomas*+ 31 8 14 12 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Jim Kearney 31 9 14 Detroit Lions / 11th / 151st pick / 1965
FS Mike Sensibaugh 25 3 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 191st pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K Jan Stenerud 32 7 0 17 of 24 field goals & 24 of 26 extra points
P Jerrel Wilson 33 11 0 83 punts for a 41.7 average, 2 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
PR Larry Brunson 25 Rook 5 19 punt returns for a 5.8 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 11th / 263rd pick / 1972
KR Bill Thomas 25 2 0 25 kick returns for a 22.8 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 26th pick / 1972

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
48 Nate Allen 26 LCB 12 8 170 5-10 Texas Southern 5/13/1948 3 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 276th pick / 1971
78 Bobby Bell 34 LLB 14 10 228 6-4 Minnesota 6/17/1940 11 5 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
84 Bob Briggs 29 7 0 258 6-4 Heidelberg 4/28/1945 6 2 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1967
83 Larry Brunson 25 PR 14 5 180 5-11 Mesa,Colorado 8/11/1949 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 11th / 263rd pick / 1972
86 Buck Buchanan 35 RDT 14 9 270 6-7 Grambling St. 9/10/1939 11 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
71 Ed Budde 34 LG 14 14 265 6-5 Michigan St. 11/2/1940 11 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
9 Dean Carlson 24 1 0 210 6-3 Iowa St. 8/1/1950 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 179th pick / 1972
65 Tom Condon 22 14 0 255 6-3 Boston Col. 10/26/1952 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1974
61 Curley Culp 28 4 0 265 6-2 Arizona St. 3/10/1946 6 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 31st pick / 1968
60 George Daney 28 RG 13 0 240 6-4 Detroit Mercy,Texas-El Paso 2/2/1946 6 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 22nd pick / 1968
16 Len Dawson 39 QB 14 8 190 6-0 Purdue 6/20/1935 17 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
69 Fred DeBernardi 25 7 0 250 6-5 Texas-El Paso 3/2/1949 Rook 2 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 282nd pick / 1972
76 Tom Drougas 25 7 0 257 6-4 Oregon 12/25/1949 2 2 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 22nd pick / 1972
24 Willie Ellison 29 5 0 210 6-2 Texas Southern 11/1/1945 7 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1967
77 Charlie Getty 22 LT 14 14 265 6-4 Penn St. 7/24/1952 Rook 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1974
56 Tom Graham 24 8 0 235 6-2 Oregon 4/15/1950 2 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 102nd pick / 1972
27 Woody Green 23 FB 10 7 205 6-0 Arizona St. 6/20/1951 Rook 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 16th pick / 1974
80 Andy Hamilton 24 10 0 190 6-3 LSU 11/8/1950 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 97th pick / 1972
38 Wendell Hayes 34 14 6 220 6-1 Humboldt St. 8/5/1940 11 2
73 Dave Hill 33 5 5 260 6-5 Auburn 2/1/1941 11 2 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
52 Tommy Humphrey 24 5 0 260 6-6 Abilene Christian 3/24/1950 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 256th pick / 1973
12 David Jaynes 22 2 0 212 6-2 Kansas 12/12/1952 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 66th pick / 1974
32 Doug Jones 24 14 0 202 6-2 Arizona St.,Cal State-Northridge 5/31/1950 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 145th pick / 1973
46 Jim Kearney 31 SS 14 14 206 6-2 Prairie View 1/21/1943 9 4 Detroit Lions / 11th / 151st pick / 1965
74 Tom Keating 32 LDT 14 12 247 6-2 Michigan 9/2/1942 10 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 34th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 53rd pick / 1964
31 Jeff Kinney 25 13 3 215 6-2 Nebraska 11/1/1949 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1972
63 Willie Lanier* 29 MLB 14 14 245 6-1 Morgan St. 8/21/1945 7 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
10 Mike Livingston 29 qb 8 6 212 6-4 SMU 11/14/1945 6 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1968
51 Jim Lynch 29 RLB 14 14 235 6-1 Notre Dame 8/28/1945 7 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
40 Jim Marsalis 29 2 1 194 5-11 Tennessee St. 10/10/1945 5 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1969
79 John Matuszak 24 8 6 272 6-8 Missouri,Tampa 10/25/1950 1 2 Houston Oilers / 1st / 1st pick / 1973
30 Cleo Miller 22 14 2 207 5-11 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/5/1952 Rook 3
22 Donnie Joe Morris 24 3 0 195 5-11 North Texas 2/16/1950 Rook 0
70 Jim Nicholson 25 RT 13 8 269 6-6 Michigan St. 2/28/1949 Rook 4 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 219th pick / 1973
47 Willie Osley 23 3 0 195 6-0 Illinois 4/10/1951 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 251st pick / 1973
57 Al Palewicz 24 13 0 215 6-1 Miami (FL) 3/23/1950 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 197th pick / 1973
85 Barry Pearson 24 14 5 185 5-11 Northwestern 2/4/1950 2 4
75 Francis Peay 30 10 1 250 6-5 Arizona,Cameron,Missouri 5/23/1944 8 2 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 15th pick / 1966
14 Ed Podolak 27 RB 9 8 204 6-1 Iowa 9/1/1947 5 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
15 Kerry Reardon 25 11 5 180 5-11 Iowa 5/6/1949 3 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 146th pick / 1971
58 Jack Rudnay* 27 C 14 14 240 6-3 Northwestern 11/20/1947 4 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
20 Mike Sensibaugh 25 FS 14 14 192 5-11 Ohio St. 1/3/1949 3 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 191st pick / 1971
3 Jan Stenerud 32 K 14 0 187 6-2 Montana St. 11/26/1942 7 5
87 John Strada 22 11 0 230 6-3 William Jewell 11/13/1952 Rook 0
88 Morris Stroud 28 TE 14 14 255 6-10 Clark (GA) 5/17/1946 5 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 76th pick / 1969
89 Otis Taylor 32 WR 10 9 215 6-3 Prairie View 8/11/1942 9 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
43 Bill Thomas 25 KR 14 0 225 6-2 Boston Col. 8/7/1949 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 26th pick / 1972
18 Emmitt Thomas*+ 31 RCB 14 14 192 6-2 Bishop 6/3/1943 8 12
50 Bob Thornbladh 22 14 0 220 6-1 Michigan 9/19/1952 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 275th pick / 1974
81 Marvin Upshaw 28 LDE 14 14 260 6-4 Trinity (TX) 11/22/1946 6 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1968
72 Wayne Walton 26 9 1 255 6-5 Abilene Christian 10/15/1948 3 2 New York Giants / 2nd / 44th pick / 1971
54 Clyde Werner 27 14 3 225 6-4 Washington 12/10/1947 4 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1970
44 Jerrel Wilson 33 P 14 0 222 6-2 Southern Miss 10/4/1941 11 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
17 Elmo Wright 25 WR 13 9 190 6-0 Houston 7/3/1949 3 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 16th pick / 1971
99 Wilbur Young 25 RDE 14 14 285 6-6 William Penn 4/20/1949 3 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 39th pick / 1971
Team Total 27.1 14 225.7 6-2.5 4.4