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1975 Kansas City Chiefs

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5-9-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.2, Offense: -0.6, Defense: -3.7, SoS: -0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 282 points (20.1/g), 13th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 341 points (24.4/g), 19th.
 Differential of -59 points (-4.2/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 5.5-8.5.

Coach: Paul Wiggin (5-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Chet Franklin
 Defensive Coordinator: Vince Costello

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 30 7 7 88 for 176, 1,245 yards, 8 td, 6 int, & 13 rushes for 68 yards and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1968
RB Ed Podolak 28 6 4 102 rushes for 351 yards, 3 td, & 37 catches for 332 yards and 2 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
FB Woody Green 24 1 11 167 rushes for 611 yards, 5 td, & 23 catches for 215 yards and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 16th pick / 1974
WR Larry Brunson 26 1 14 23 catches for 398 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for 89 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 11th / 263rd pick / 1972
WR Barry Pearson 25 3 13 36 catches for 608 yards, 3 td
TE Billy Masters 31 8 14 24 catches for 314 yards, 3 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 77th pick / 1967
LT Charlie Getty 23 1 14 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1974
LG Rocky Rasley 28 6 8 Detroit Lions / 9th / 216th pick / 1969
C Jack Rudnay* 28 5 14 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
RG Tom Condon 23 1 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1974
RT Jim Nicholson 26 1 12 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 219th pick / 1973
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Matuszak 25 2 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 1st pick / 1973
LDT John Lohmeyer 24 2 1 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 89th pick / 1973
RDT Buck Buchanan 36 12 12 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
RDE Wilbur Young 26 4 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 39th pick / 1971
LLB Bill Peterson 30 7 9 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
MLB Willie Lanier* 30 8 14 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
RLB Jim Lynch 30 8 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
LCB Kerry Reardon 26 4 6 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 146th pick / 1971
RCB Emmitt Thomas* 32 9 14 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
SS Jim Kearney 32 10 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 151st pick / 1965
FS Mike Sensibaugh 26 4 14 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 191st pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K Jan Stenerud* 33 8 0 22 of 32 field goals & 30 of 31 extra points
P Jerrel Wilson 34 12 0 54 punts for a 41.4 average, 1 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
PR Ed Podolak 28 6 4 13 punt returns for a 7.4 average and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
KR Charlie Thomas 27 Rook 0 22 kick returns for a 23.5 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
11 Tony Adams 25 qb 6 2 198 6-0 Texas,Utah St. 3/19/1950 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 343rd pick / 1973
56 Charlie Ane 23 14 0 233 6-1 Michigan St. 8/12/1952 Rook 3
21 Hise Austin 25 3 0 191 6-4 Prairie View 9/8/1950 2 2 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 202nd pick / 1973
53 Ken Avery 31 14 5 227 6-0 Southern Miss 5/23/1944 8 3 New York Giants / 12th / 179th pick / 1966
64 Randy Beisler 31 g 3 2 250 6-5 Indiana 10/24/1944 9 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1966
68 Roger Bernhardt 26 g 4 3 244 6-4 Kansas 10/14/1949 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1973
83 Larry Brunson 26 WR 14 14 180 5-11 Mesa,Colorado 8/11/1949 1 5 Denver Broncos / 11th / 263rd pick / 1972
86 Buck Buchanan 36 RDT 14 12 270 6-7 Grambling St. 9/10/1939 12 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
71 Ed Budde 35 g 1 1 265 6-5 Michigan St. 11/2/1940 12 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
13 Wayne Clark 28 1 0 203 6-2 U.S. International 5/30/1947 5 0 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 198th pick / 1970
65 Tom Condon 23 RG 9 9 255 6-3 Boston Col. 10/26/1952 1 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1974
80 Reggie Craig 22 14 0 187 6-1 Arkansas 6/10/1953 Rook 0
16 Len Dawson 40 qb 12 5 190 6-0 Purdue 6/20/1935 18 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
41 Doug Dressler 27 8 0 228 6-3 Cal State-Chico 8/19/1948 5 0
74 Larry Estes 29 4 4 255 6-6 Alcorn St. 12/9/1946 5 2 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 192nd pick / 1970
77 Charlie Getty 23 LT 14 14 265 6-4 Penn St. 7/24/1952 1 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1974
27 Woody Green 24 FB 12 11 205 6-0 Arizona St. 6/20/1951 1 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 16th pick / 1974
46 Jim Kearney 32 SS 14 14 206 6-2 Prairie View 1/21/1943 10 4 Detroit Lions / 11th / 151st pick / 1965
50 Tim Kearney 25 14 0 227 6-2 Northern Michigan 11/5/1950 3 2 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 83rd pick / 1972
74 Tom Keating 33 9 4 247 6-2 Michigan 9/2/1942 11 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 34th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 53rd pick / 1964
31 Jeff Kinney 26 rb 13 6 215 6-2 Nebraska 11/1/1949 3 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1972
45 Morris LaGrand 22 11 0 220 6-1 Tampa 2/9/1953 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 137th pick / 1975
42 MacArthur Lane 33 rb 9 7 220 6-1 Utah St. 3/16/1942 7 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1968
63 Willie Lanier* 30 MLB 14 14 245 6-1 Morgan St. 8/21/1945 8 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
10 Mike Livingston 30 QB 7 7 212 6-4 SMU 11/14/1945 7 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1968
87 John Lohmeyer 24 LDT 7 1 229 6-4 Emporia St. 1/15/1951 2 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 89th pick / 1973
51 Jim Lynch 30 RLB 14 14 235 6-1 Notre Dame 8/28/1945 8 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
75 Bob Maddox 26 6 5 237 6-5 Frostburg St. 5/2/1949 1 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 171st pick / 1973
40 Jim Marsalis 30 LCB 10 5 194 5-11 Tennessee St. 10/10/1945 6 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1969
47 Don Martin 26 14 3 187 5-11 Yale 9/17/1949 2 2 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 157th pick / 1971
84 Billy Masters 31 TE 14 14 240 6-5 LSU 3/15/1944 8 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 77th pick / 1967
79 John Matuszak 25 LDE 14 14 272 6-8 Missouri,Tampa 10/25/1950 2 6 Houston Oilers / 1st / 1st pick / 1973
5 Jim McCann 26 3 0 163 6-2 Arizona St. 3/29/1949 4 0 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 205th pick / 1971
30 Cleo Miller 23 6 0 207 5-11 Ark-Pine Bluff 9/5/1952 1 0
70 Jim Nicholson 26 RT 12 12 269 6-6 Michigan St. 2/28/1949 1 6 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 219th pick / 1973
57 Al Palewicz 25 9 0 215 6-1 Miami (FL) 3/23/1950 2 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 197th pick / 1973
73 Gery Palmer 25 2 2 255 6-4 Kansas 12/25/1950 Rook 2 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 83rd pick / 1973
85 Barry Pearson 25 WR 14 13 185 5-11 Northwestern 2/4/1950 3 6
55 Bill Peterson 30 LLB 14 9 230 6-3 San Jose St. 6/6/1945 7 4
14 Ed Podolak 28 PR 14 4 204 6-1 Iowa 9/1/1947 6 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
66 Rocky Rasley 28 LG 11 8 250 6-3 Oregon St. 4/27/1947 6 6 Detroit Lions / 9th / 216th pick / 1969
15 Kerry Reardon 26 LCB 8 6 180 5-11 Iowa 5/6/1949 4 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 146th pick / 1971
75 Louis Ross 28 1 0 248 6-6 South Carolina St. 8/31/1947 4 2 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 183rd pick / 1971
58 Jack Rudnay* 28 C 14 14 240 6-3 Northwestern 11/20/1947 5 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
20 Mike Sensibaugh 26 FS 14 14 192 5-11 Ohio St. 1/3/1949 4 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 191st pick / 1971
3 Jan Stenerud* 33 K 14 0 187 6-2 Montana St. 11/26/1942 8 5
62 Bill Story 24 14 2 245 6-3 Southern Illinois 11/21/1951 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 223rd pick / 1973
89 Otis Taylor 33 1 0 215 6-3 Prairie View 8/11/1942 10 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 29th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 203rd pick / 1965
49 Charlie Thomas 27 KR 7 0 180 5-9 Tennessee St. 11/27/1948 Rook 0
18 Emmitt Thomas* 32 RCB 14 14 192 6-2 Bishop 6/3/1943 9 9
81 Marvin Upshaw 29 4 4 260 6-4 Trinity (TX) 11/22/1946 7 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1968
88 Walter White 24 14 1 216 6-3 Maryland 7/19/1951 Rook 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 78th pick / 1975
44 Jerrel Wilson 34 P 11 0 222 6-2 Southern Miss 10/4/1941 12 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
67 Mike Wilson 28 t 4 3 245 6-3 Dayton 10/20/1947 6 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 343rd pick / 1969
99 Wilbur Young 26 RDE 13 12 285 6-6 William Penn 4/20/1949 4 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 39th pick / 1971
Team Total 27.8 14 223.9 6-2.4 4.8