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1977 Kansas City Chiefs

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2-12-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.9, Offense: 0.9, Defense: -5.8, SoS: 3.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 225 points (16.1/g), 17th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 349 points (24.9/g), 27th.
 Differential of -124 points (-8.9/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 3.7-10.3.

Coach: Tom Bettis (1-6-0) and Paul Wiggin (1-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Schnelker
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bettis

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Mike Livingston 32 9 11 143 for 282, 1,823 yards, 9 td, 15 int, & 19 rushes for 78 yards and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1968
RB Tony Reed 22 Rook 8 126 rushes for 505 yards, 2 td, & 12 catches for 125 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 37th pick / 1977
FB John Brockington 29 6 7 54 rushes for 161 yards, 1 td, & 19 catches for 222 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1971
WR Larry Brunson 28 3 9 20 catches for 295 yards, 0 td, & 2 rushes for 8 yards and 0 td Denver Broncos / 11th / 263rd pick / 1972
WR Henry Marshall 23 1 13 23 catches for 445 yards, 4 td, & 7 rushes for 11 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 79th pick / 1976
TE Walter White 26 2 12 48 catches for 674 yards, 5 td, & 2 rushes for -3 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 78th pick / 1975
LT Matt Herkenhoff 26 1 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1974
LG Bob Simmons 23 Rook 11 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 77th pick / 1976
C Jack Rudnay 30 7 14 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
RG Tom Condon 25 3 14 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1974
RT Jim Nicholson 28 3 12 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 219th pick / 1973
 Defensive Starters
LDE Whitney Paul 24 1 13 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 277th pick / 1976
LDT Willie Lee 27 1 10 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 137th pick / 1976
RDT Keith Simons 23 1 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1976
RDE Wilbur Young 28 6 11 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 39th pick / 1971
LLB Billy Andrews 32 10 14 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 13th / 333rd pick / 1967
MLB Willie Lanier 32 10 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
RLB Jim Lynch 32 10 11 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
LCB Gary Green 22 Rook 10 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 10th pick / 1977
RCB Emmitt Thomas 34 11 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Tim Gray 25 2 9 2 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 21st pick / 1975
FS Gary Barbaro 23 1 14 8 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 74th pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Jan Stenerud 35 10 0 8 of 18 field goals & 27 of 28 extra points
P Jerrel Wilson 36 14 0 88 punts for a 39.9 average, 1 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
PR Larry Brunson 28 3 9 20 punt returns for a 5.4 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 11th / 263rd pick / 1972
KR Lawrence Williams 24 1 5 17 kick returns for a 18.8 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 7th / 172nd pick / 1975

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
11 Tony Adams 27 qb 14 3 198 6-0 Texas,Utah St. 3/19/1950 2 2 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 343rd pick / 1973
53 Billy Andrews 32 LLB 14 14 220 6-0 SE Louisiana 6/14/1945 10 5 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 333rd pick / 1967
56 Charlie Ane 25 14 0 233 6-1 Michigan St. 8/12/1952 2 3
39 Mark Bailey 23 rb 14 4 237 6-3 California,Long Beach St. 12/13/1954 Rook 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 92nd pick / 1977
26 Gary Barbaro 23 FS 14 14 203 6-4 Nicholls St. 2/11/1954 1 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 74th pick / 1976
85 Ed Beckman 22 te 14 1 229 6-4 Florida St. 1/2/1955 Rook 0
43 John Brockington 29 FB 10 7 225 6-1 Ohio St. 9/7/1948 6 3 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1971
83 Larry Brunson 28 PR 11 9 180 5-11 Mesa,Colorado 8/11/1949 3 3 Denver Broncos / 11th / 263rd pick / 1972
59 Raymond Burks 22 13 0 217 6-3 UCLA 3/9/1955 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 12th / 318th pick / 1977
37 Tim Collier 23 rcb 9 5 172 6-0 Texas A&M-Commerce 5/31/1954 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 249th pick / 1976
65 Tom Condon 25 RG 14 14 255 6-3 Boston Col. 10/26/1952 3 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1974
40 Ricky Davis 24 ss 13 5 179 6-1 Alabama 5/18/1953 2 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 195th pick / 1975
57 Jimbo Elrod 23 14 0 220 6-0 Oklahoma 5/25/1954 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 144th pick / 1976
61 Cliff Frazier 25 14 12 265 6-4 UCLA 11/23/1952 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1976
77 Charlie Getty 25 lg 14 5 265 6-4 Penn St. 7/24/1952 3 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1974
47 Chris Golub 23 1 0 196 6-2 Kansas 12/2/1954 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 177th pick / 1977
46 Tim Gray 25 SS 10 9 200 6-1 Texas A&M 11/11/1952 2 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 21st pick / 1975
24 Gary Green 22 LCB 11 10 187 5-11 Baylor 10/2/1955 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 10th pick / 1977
62 Darius Helton 23 6 0 260 6-2 North Carolina Central 10/2/1954 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 95th pick / 1977
60 Matt Herkenhoff 26 LT 14 14 267 6-4 Minnesota 4/2/1951 1 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1974
52 Tom Howard 23 lb 13 3 213 6-2 Texas Tech 8/18/1954 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 67th pick / 1977
42 MacArthur Lane 35 3 3 220 6-1 Utah St. 3/16/1942 9 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1968
63 Willie Lanier 32 MLB 14 14 245 6-1 Morgan St. 8/21/1945 10 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1967
78 Willie Lee 27 LDT 14 10 249 6-5 Bethune-Cookman 7/13/1950 1 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 137th pick / 1976
10 Mike Livingston 32 QB 13 11 212 6-4 SMU 11/14/1945 9 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1968
87 John Lohmeyer 26 rdt 14 4 229 6-4 Emporia St. 1/15/1951 4 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 89th pick / 1973
51 Jim Lynch 32 RLB 11 11 235 6-1 Notre Dame 8/28/1945 10 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1967
89 Henry Marshall 23 WR 14 13 214 6-2 Missouri 8/9/1954 1 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 79th pick / 1976
22 Ted McKnight 23 13 0 209 6-1 Minnesota-Duluth 2/26/1954 Rook 1 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 57th pick / 1977
45 Pat McNeil 23 1 0 208 5-9 Baylor 2/28/1954 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 472nd pick / 1976
21 Arnold Morgado 25 14 0 210 6-0 Michigan St.,Hawaii 3/27/1952 Rook 0
70 Jim Nicholson 28 RT 12 12 269 6-6 Michigan St. 2/28/1949 3 5 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 219th pick / 1973
64 Whitney Paul 24 LDE 14 13 220 6-3 Colorado 10/8/1953 1 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 277th pick / 1976
14 Ed Podolak 30 13 6 204 6-1 Iowa 9/1/1947 8 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 48th pick / 1969
32 Tony Reed 22 RB 14 8 197 5-11 Colorado 3/30/1955 Rook 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 37th pick / 1977
55 Dave Rozumek 23 14 0 215 6-1 New Hampshire 4/25/1954 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 415th pick / 1976
58 Jack Rudnay 30 C 14 14 240 6-3 Northwestern 11/20/1947 7 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
81 Tony Samuels 23 te 14 2 229 6-4 Florida A&M,Bethune-Cookman 12/30/1954 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1977
73 Bob Simmons 23 LG 14 11 260 6-4 Texas 7/7/1954 Rook 4 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 77th pick / 1976
72 Keith Simons 23 RDT 14 6 254 6-3 Minnesota 4/26/1954 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1976
3 Jan Stenerud 35 K 14 0 187 6-2 Montana St. 11/26/1942 10 2
18 Emmitt Thomas 34 RCB 14 13 192 6-2 Bishop 6/3/1943 11 4
84 Charlie Wade 27 5 0 164 5-10 Tennessee St. 2/23/1950 3 0 Miami Dolphins / 17th / 442nd pick / 1973
25 Ricky Wesson 22 14 0 163 5-9 SMU 6/29/1955 Rook 2
88 Walter White 26 TE 13 12 216 6-3 Maryland 7/19/1951 2 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 78th pick / 1975
66 Tom Wickert 25 5 0 246 6-4 Washington St. 4/5/1952 3 2 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 212th pick / 1974
80 Lawrence Williams 24 KR 6 5 173 5-10 Texas Tech 9/3/1953 1 1 New England Patriots / 7th / 172nd pick / 1975
44 Jerrel Wilson 36 P 14 0 222 6-2 Southern Miss 10/4/1941 14 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
99 Wilbur Young 28 RDE 13 11 285 6-6 William Penn 4/20/1949 6 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 39th pick / 1971
Team Total 26.1 14 220.2 6-1.8 3.1