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1981 Kansas City Chiefs

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.2, Offense: 0.4, Defense: 2.8, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 343 points (21.4/g), 12th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 290 points (18.1/g), 10th.
 Differential of 53 points (3.3/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 9.6-6.4.

Coach: Marv Levy (9-7-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Rod Rust
 Other Notable Asst.: Ted Cottrell (Linebackers)

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 Bill Kenney 26 1 13 147 for 274, 1,983 yards, 9 td, 16 int, & 24 rushes for 89 yards and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 12th / 333rd pick / 1978
RB Joe Delaney* 23 Rook 10 234 rushes for 1,121 yards, 3 td, & 22 catches for 246 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1981
FB James Hadnot 24 1 15 140 rushes for 603 yards, 3 td, & 23 catches for 215 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 66th pick / 1980
WR Henry Marshall 27 5 12 38 catches for 620 yards, 4 td, & 3 rushes for 69 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 79th pick / 1976
WR J.T. Smith 26 3 15 63 catches for 852 yards, 2 td
TE Al Dixon 27 4 13 29 catches for 356 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for -5 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 7th / 178th pick / 1977
LT Matt Herkenhoff 30 5 16 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1974
LG Brad Budde 23 1 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 11th pick / 1980
C Jack Rudnay 34 11 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
RG Tom Condon 29 7 16 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1974
RT Charlie Getty 29 7 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1974
 Defensive Starters
LDE Art Still* 26 3 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1978
NT Don Parrish 26 3 8 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 314th pick / 1977
RDE Mike Bell 24 2 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1979
LOLB Whitney Paul 28 5 9 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 277th pick / 1976
LILB Jerry Blanton 25 2 9 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 282nd pick / 1978
RILB Gary Spani 25 3 16 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 58th pick / 1978
ROLB Charles Jackson 26 3 11 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 9th / 241st pick / 1977
LCB Gary Green* 26 4 16 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 10th pick / 1977
RCB Eric Harris 26 1 16 7 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 104th pick / 1977
SS Lloyd Burruss 24 Rook 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 78th pick / 1981
FS Gary Barbaro* 27 5 16 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 74th pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Nick Lowery* 25 3 0 26 of 36 field goals & 37 of 38 extra points
P Bob Grupp 26 2 0 41 punts for a 38.0 average, 0 blocked New York Jets / 7th / 171st pick / 1977
PR J.T. Smith 26 3 15 50 punt returns for a 10.6 average and 0 td
KR James Murphy 22 Rook 0 20 kick returns for a 22.9 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 266th pick / 1981

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
26 Gary Barbaro* 27 FS 16 16 203 6-4 Nicholls St. 2/11/1954 5 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 74th pick / 1976
85 Ed Beckman 26 15 0 229 6-4 Florida St. 1/2/1955 4 0
99 Mike Bell 24 RDE 16 16 255 6-4 Colorado St. 8/30/1957 2 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1979
57 Jerry Blanton 25 LILB 9 9 231 6-1 Kentucky 12/20/1956 2 4 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 282nd pick / 1978
30 Curtis Bledsoe 24 rb 13 1 215 5-11 San Diego St. 3/19/1957 Rook 1
66 Brad Budde 23 LG 16 16 262 6-4 USC 5/9/1958 1 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 11th pick / 1980
34 Lloyd Burruss 24 SS 16 14 204 6-0 Maryland 10/31/1957 Rook 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 78th pick / 1981
56 Phil Cancik 24 lb 16 1 228 6-1 Northern Arizona 4/19/1957 1 2
88 Carlos Carson 23 wr 5 1 180 5-11 LSU 12/28/1958 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 114th pick / 1980
42 M.L. Carter 26 10 0 173 5-9 Cal State-Fullerton,San Jose St. 12/9/1955 2 1
95 Frank Case 23 7 0 243 6-4 Penn St. 8/14/1958 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 289th pick / 1981
20 Deron Cherry 22 13 0 197 5-11 Rutgers 9/12/1959 Rook 1
41 Herb Christopher 27 db 16 2 195 5-10 Morris Brown 4/7/1954 2 2
65 Tom Condon 29 RG 16 16 255 6-3 Boston Col. 10/26/1952 7 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1974
37 Joe Delaney* 23 RB 15 10 184 5-10 NW State (LA) 10/30/1958 Rook 11 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1981
84 Al Dixon 27 TE 16 13 230 6-5 Iowa St. 4/5/1954 4 4 New York Giants / 7th / 178th pick / 1977
46 Paul Dombroski 25 5 0 185 6-0 Hawaii,Linfield 8/8/1956 1 0
4 Steve Fuller 24 qb 13 3 198 6-4 Clemson 1/5/1957 2 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1979
21 Clark Gaines 27 1 0 206 6-1 Wake Forest 2/1/1954 5 0
80 Bubba Garcia 24 1 0 185 5-11 Texas-El Paso 10/18/1957 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 147th pick / 1980
77 Charlie Getty 29 RT 16 16 265 6-4 Penn St. 7/24/1952 7 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1974
7 Jeff Gossett 24 7 0 200 6-2 East. Illinois 1/25/1957 Rook 1
24 Gary Green* 26 LCB 16 16 187 5-11 Baylor 10/2/1955 4 11 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 10th pick / 1977
1 Bob Grupp 26 P 9 0 193 5-11 Duke 5/8/1955 2 1 New York Jets / 7th / 171st pick / 1977
48 James Hadnot 24 FB 16 15 244 6-2 Texas Tech 7/11/1957 1 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 66th pick / 1980
44 Eric Harris 26 RCB 16 16 198 6-3 Memphis 8/11/1955 1 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 104th pick / 1977
83 Marvin Harvey 22 7 0 220 6-3 Southern Miss 10/17/1959 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 70th pick / 1981
60 Matt Herkenhoff 30 LT 16 16 267 6-4 Minnesota 4/2/1951 5 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1974
75 Sylvester Hicks 26 1 0 251 6-4 Tennessee St. 4/2/1955 3 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 29th pick / 1978
52 Tom Howard 27 lolb 9 7 213 6-2 Texas Tech 8/18/1954 4 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 67th pick / 1977
43 Billy Jackson 22 rb 16 1 217 5-10 Alabama 9/13/1959 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 180th pick / 1981
51 Charles Jackson 26 ROLB 14 11 225 6-2 Washington 3/22/1955 3 6 Denver Broncos / 9th / 241st pick / 1977
9 Bill Kenney 26 QB 13 13 211 6-4 Arizona St.,Northern Colorado 1/20/1955 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 333rd pick / 1978
55 Dave Klug 23 16 0 230 6-4 Concordia-Moorhead (MN) 5/17/1958 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1980
91 Ken Kremer 24 NT 16 8 250 6-4 Ball St. 7/16/1957 2 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 167th pick / 1979
71 Dave Lindstrom 27 lde 16 5 255 6-6 Boston Univ. 11/16/1954 3 3 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 146th pick / 1977
8 Nick Lowery* 25 K 16 0 215 6-4 Dartmouth 5/27/1956 3 6
74 Dino Mangiero 23 9 0 265 6-2 Rutgers 12/19/1958 1 1
54 Frank Manumaleuga 25 lb 4 4 245 6-2 UCLA,San Jose St. 5/9/1956 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 85th pick / 1979
89 Henry Marshall 27 WR 12 12 214 6-2 Missouri 8/9/1954 5 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 79th pick / 1976
22 Ted McKnight 27 rb 5 5 209 6-1 Minnesota-Duluth 2/26/1954 4 2 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 57th pick / 1977
39 Rick Moser 25 1 0 210 6-0 Rhode Island 12/18/1956 3 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 208th pick / 1978
80 James Murphy 22 KR 10 0 177 5-10 Utah St. 10/10/1959 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 266th pick / 1981
63 John Olenchalk 26 1 0 228 6-0 Stanford 11/27/1955 Rook 0
61 Don Parrish 26 NT 16 8 255 6-2 Pittsburgh 4/6/1955 3 5 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 314th pick / 1977
53 Whitney Paul 28 LOLB 16 9 220 6-3 Colorado 10/8/1953 5 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 277th pick / 1976
50 Cal Peterson 29 rolb 11 7 220 6-3 UCLA 10/6/1952 7 4 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1974
87 Stan Rome 25 wr 16 4 212 6-5 Clemson 6/4/1956 2 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 277th pick / 1979
70 Jim Rourke 24 12 0 264 6-5 Boston Col. 2/10/1957 1 1 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 238th pick / 1979
58 Jack Rudnay 34 C 16 16 240 6-3 Northwestern 11/20/1947 11 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 101st pick / 1969
81 Willie Scott 22 te 16 3 245 6-4 South Carolina 2/13/1959 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 14th pick / 1981
73 Bob Simmons 27 4 0 260 6-4 Texas 7/7/1954 4 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 77th pick / 1976
86 J.T. Smith 26 PR 16 15 185 6-2 North Texas 10/29/1955 3 9
59 Gary Spani 25 RILB 16 16 229 6-2 Kansas St. 1/9/1956 3 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 58th pick / 1978
67 Art Still* 26 LDE 11 11 253 6-7 Kentucky 12/5/1955 3 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1978
76 Roger Taylor 23 13 0 271 6-6 Oklahoma St. 1/5/1958 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 75th pick / 1981
62 Todd Thomas 22 15 0 261 6-5 North Dakota 12/2/1959 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 124th pick / 1981
40 Mike Williams 24 3 0 222 6-3 New Mexico 10/14/1957 2 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 195th pick / 1979
Team Total 25.3 16 223.9 6-2.2 2.4