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1983 Kansas City Chiefs

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6-10-0, AFC West Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.0, Offense: 1.7, Defense: 0.3, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 386 points (24.1/g), 8th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 367 points (22.9/g), 21st.
 Differential of 19 points (1.2/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 8.5-7.5.

Coach: John Mackovic (6-10-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Bud Carson

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 Bill Kenney* 28 3 16 346 for 603, 4,348 yards, 24 td, 18 int, & 23 rushes for 59 yards and 3 td Miami Dolphins / 12th / 333rd pick / 1978
RB Billy Jackson 24 2 14 152 rushes for 499 yards, 2 td, & 32 catches for 243 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 180th pick / 1981
FB Theotis Brown 26 4 9 124 rushes for 467 yards, 8 td, & 47 catches for 418 yards and 2 td St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 35th pick / 1979
WR Carlos Carson* 25 3 16 80 catches for 1,351 yards, 7 td, & 2 rushes for 20 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 114th pick / 1980
WR Henry Marshall 29 7 9 50 catches for 788 yards, 6 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 79th pick / 1976
TE Willie Scott 24 2 16 29 catches for 247 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 14th pick / 1981
LT Matt Herkenhoff 32 7 11 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1974
LG Brad Budde 25 3 12 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 11th pick / 1980
C Bob Rush 28 6 15 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 24th pick / 1977
RG Tom Condon 31 9 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1974
RT Dave Lutz 24 Rook 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 34th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Art Still 28 5 12 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1978
NT Dino Mangiero 25 3 11 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Mike Bell 26 4 16 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1979
LOLB Tom Howard 29 6 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 67th pick / 1977
LILB Jerry Blanton 27 4 16 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 282nd pick / 1978
RILB Gary Spani 27 5 9 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 58th pick / 1978
ROLB Charles Jackson 28 5 15 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 9th / 241st pick / 1977
LCB Gary Green* 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 10th pick / 1977
RCB Lucious Smith 26 3 13 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Lloyd Burruss 26 2 12 0.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 78th pick / 1981
FS Deron Cherry* 24 2 16 1.5 sacks, 7 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Nick Lowery 27 5 0 24 of 30 field goals & 44 of 45 extra points
P Jim Arnold 22 Rook 0 93 punts for a 39.9 average, 0 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 119th pick / 1983
PR J.T. Smith 28 5 1 26 punt returns for a 8.1 average and 0 td
KR Anthony Hancock 23 1 7 29 kick returns for a 17.8 average and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 11th pick / 1982

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
6 Jim Arnold 22 P 16 0 215 6-2 Vanderbilt 1/31/1961 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 119th pick / 1983
77 Rich Baldinger 24 g 6 4 285 6-4 Wake Forest 12/31/1959 1 2 New York Giants / 10th / 270th pick / 1982
85 Ed Beckman 28 te 15 7 229 6-4 Florida St. 1/2/1955 6 1
99 Mike Bell 26 RDE 16 16 255 6-4 Colorado St. 8/30/1957 4 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1979
14 Todd Blackledge 22 4 0 225 6-3 Penn St. 2/25/1961 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 7th pick / 1983
57 Jerry Blanton 27 LILB 16 16 231 6-1 Kentucky 12/20/1956 4 7 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 282nd pick / 1978
27 Theotis Brown 26 FB 12 9 225 6-2 UCLA 4/20/1957 4 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 35th pick / 1979
45 Trent Bryant 24 db 16 2 180 5-10 Arkansas 8/14/1959 2 2 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 259th pick / 1981
66 Brad Budde 25 LG 12 12 262 6-4 USC 5/9/1958 3 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 11th pick / 1980
34 Lloyd Burruss 26 SS 12 12 204 6-0 Maryland 10/31/1957 2 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 78th pick / 1981
88 Carlos Carson* 25 WR 16 16 180 5-11 LSU 12/28/1958 3 11 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 114th pick / 1980
20 Deron Cherry* 24 FS 16 16 197 5-11 Rutgers 9/12/1959 2 11
65 Tom Condon 31 RG 9 8 255 6-3 Boston Col. 10/26/1952 9 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1974
50 Calvin Daniels 25 lb 16 1 236 6-3 North Carolina 12/26/1958 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 46th pick / 1982
11 Bob Gagliano 25 1 0 200 6-3 U.S. International,Utah St. 9/5/1958 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 12th / 319th pick / 1981
75 Ellis Gardner 22 8 0 257 6-5 Georgia Tech 9/16/1961 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 146th pick / 1983
24 Gary Green* 28 LCB 16 16 187 5-11 Baylor 10/2/1955 6 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 10th pick / 1977
48 James Hadnot 26 5 0 244 6-2 Texas Tech 7/11/1957 3 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 66th pick / 1980
82 Anthony Hancock 23 KR 16 7 200 6-0 Tennessee 6/10/1960 1 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 11th pick / 1982
56 Louis Haynes 23 5 0 227 6-0 Bishop,North Texas 1/17/1960 1 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 100th pick / 1982
60 Matt Herkenhoff 32 LT 12 11 267 6-4 Minnesota 4/2/1951 7 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1974
52 Tom Howard 29 LOLB 16 16 213 6-2 Texas Tech 8/18/1954 6 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 67th pick / 1977
43 Billy Jackson 24 RB 16 14 217 5-10 Alabama 9/13/1959 2 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 180th pick / 1981
51 Charles Jackson 28 ROLB 15 15 225 6-2 Washington 3/22/1955 5 9 Denver Broncos / 9th / 241st pick / 1977
22 Van Jakes 22 db 14 1 188 6-0 Kent St. 5/10/1961 Rook 1
9 Bill Kenney* 28 QB 16 16 211 6-4 Arizona St.,Northern Colorado 1/20/1955 3 13 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 333rd pick / 1978
64 Mark Kirchner 24 g 5 1 261 6-3 Baylor 10/19/1959 Rook 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 191st pick / 1983
55 Dave Klug 25 lb 1 1 230 6-4 Concordia-Moorhead (MN) 5/17/1958 2 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 94th pick / 1980
91 Ken Kremer 26 nt 16 5 250 6-4 Ball St. 7/16/1957 4 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 167th pick / 1979
29 Albert Lewis 23 db 16 1 196 6-2 Grambling St. 10/6/1960 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 61st pick / 1983
71 Dave Lindstrom 29 de 16 3 255 6-6 Boston Univ. 11/16/1954 5 2 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 146th pick / 1977
62 Adam Lingner 23 c 16 1 268 6-4 Illinois 11/2/1960 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 231st pick / 1983
8 Nick Lowery 27 K 16 0 215 6-4 Dartmouth 5/27/1956 5 6
72 Dave Lutz 24 RT 16 16 305 6-6 Georgia Tech 12/20/1959 Rook 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 34th pick / 1983
74 Dino Mangiero 25 NT 16 11 265 6-2 Rutgers 12/19/1958 3 6
89 Henry Marshall 29 WR 13 9 214 6-2 Missouri 8/9/1954 7 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 79th pick / 1976
83 Stephone Paige 22 16 0 184 6-2 Fresno St. 10/15/1961 Rook 4
58 Steve Potter 26 lb 16 1 235 6-3 Virginia 11/6/1957 2 2
79 Dean Prater 25 de 16 1 225 6-5 Oklahoma St. 9/28/1958 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 271st pick / 1981
42 Lawrence Ricks 22 12 0 194 5-9 Michigan 6/4/1961 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 220th pick / 1983
38 Durwood Roquemore 23 db 15 3 183 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 1/19/1960 1 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 157th pick / 1982
70 Jim Rourke 26 11 0 264 6-5 Boston Col. 2/10/1957 3 1 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 238th pick / 1979
53 Bob Rush 28 C 15 15 265 6-5 Memphis 2/27/1955 6 8 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 24th pick / 1977
81 Willie Scott 24 TE 16 16 245 6-4 South Carolina 2/13/1959 2 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 14th pick / 1981
73 Bob Simmons 29 RG 15 12 260 6-4 Texas 7/7/1954 6 6 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 77th pick / 1976
86 J.T. Smith 28 PR 9 1 185 6-2 North Texas 10/29/1955 5 1
23 Lucious Smith 26 RCB 16 13 190 5-10 San Diego St.,Cal State-Fullerton 1/17/1957 3 6
59 Gary Spani 27 RILB 10 9 229 6-2 Kansas St. 1/9/1956 5 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 58th pick / 1978
67 Art Still 28 LDE 15 12 253 6-7 Kentucky 12/5/1955 5 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1978
31 Jewerl Thomas 26 rb 10 1 230 5-10 UCLA,San Jose St. 9/10/1957 3 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 58th pick / 1980
35 Ken Thomas 23 14 0 211 5-9 San Jose St. 2/11/1960 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 173rd pick / 1983
54 James Walker 25 lb 4 2 250 6-1 Kansas St. 12/9/1958 Rook 1
87 Ron Wetzel 23 16 0 242 6-5 Arizona St. 11/10/1960 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 92nd pick / 1983
92 Ray Yakavonis 26 2 0 250 6-4 East Stroudsburg 1/20/1957 2 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 148th pick / 1980
61 John Zamberlin 27 lb 14 3 230 6-2 Pacific Lutheran 2/13/1956 4 2 New England Patriots / 5th / 135th pick / 1979
Team Total 25.5 16 229.1 6-2.3 2.7