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1988 Kansas City Chiefs

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4-11-1, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.7, Offense: -6.0, Defense: 0.3, SoS: -1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 254 points (15.9/g), 23rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 320 points (20.0/g), 15th.
 Differential of -66 points (-4.1/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 5.9-10.1.

Coach: Frank Gansz (4-11-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: George Sefcik
 Defensive Coordinator: Rod Rust

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 Steve DeBerg 34 10 11 224 for 414, 2,935 yards, 16 td, 16 int, & 18 rushes for 30 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 275th pick / 1977
RB Paul Palmer 24 1 11 134 rushes for 452 yards, 2 td, & 53 catches for 611 yards and 4 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1987
FB Christian Okoye 27 1 9 105 rushes for 473 yards, 3 td, & 8 catches for 51 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 35th pick / 1987
WR Carlos Carson 30 8 14 46 catches for 711 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 114th pick / 1980
WR Stephone Paige 27 5 16 61 catches for 902 yards, 7 td
TE Jonathan Hayes 26 3 9 22 catches for 233 yards, 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1985
LT John Alt 26 4 13 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 21st pick / 1984
LG Rich Baldinger 29 6 14 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 10th / 270th pick / 1982
C Tom Baugh 25 2 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 87th pick / 1986
RG Mark Adickes 27 2 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 5th pick / 1984 Supp
RT Irv Eatman 27 2 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 204th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Leonard Griffin 26 2 9 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1986
NT Bill Maas 26 4 8 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 5th pick / 1984
RDE Mike Bell 31 9 12 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1979
LOLB Jack Del Rio 25 3 10 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 68th pick / 1985
LILB Aaron Pearson 24 2 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 285th pick / 1986
RILB Dino Hackett* 24 2 13 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 35th pick / 1986
ROLB Tim Cofield 25 2 15 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
LCB Albert Lewis* 28 5 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 61st pick / 1983
RCB Kevin Ross 26 4 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 173rd pick / 1984
SS Lloyd Burruss 31 7 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 78th pick / 1981
FS Deron Cherry*+ 29 7 16 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 6 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Nick Lowery 32 10 0 27 of 32 field goals & 23 of 23 extra points
P Kelly Goodburn 26 1 0 76 punts for a 40.2 average, 0 blocked
PR Kitrick Taylor 24 Rook 0 29 punt returns for a 6.4 average and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 128th pick / 1987
KR Paul Palmer 24 1 11 23 kick returns for a 15.8 average and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1987

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
61 Mark Adickes 27 RG 10 10 278 6-4 Baylor 4/22/1961 2 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 5th pick / 1984 Supp
76 John Alt 26 LT 14 13 298 6-8 Iowa 5/30/1962 4 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 21st pick / 1984
91 Gary Baldinger 25 de 11 4 264 6-3 Wake Forest 10/4/1963 2 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 229th pick / 1986
77 Rich Baldinger 29 LG 14 14 285 6-4 Wake Forest 12/31/1959 6 6 New York Giants / 10th / 270th pick / 1982
58 Tom Baugh 25 C 12 10 274 6-3 Southern Illinois 12/1/1963 2 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 87th pick / 1986
99 Mike Bell 31 RDE 12 12 255 6-4 Colorado St. 8/30/1957 9 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1979
34 Lloyd Burruss 31 SS 10 9 204 6-0 Maryland 10/31/1957 7 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 78th pick / 1981
88 Carlos Carson 30 WR 14 14 180 5-11 LSU 12/28/1958 8 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 114th pick / 1980
20 Deron Cherry*+ 29 FS 16 16 197 5-11 Rutgers 9/12/1959 7 13
54 Tim Cofield 25 ROLB 16 15 243 6-2 Elizabeth City St. 5/18/1963 2 7
81 Darrell Colbert 24 3 0 174 5-10 Texas Southern 11/16/1964 1 0
55 Louis Cooper 25 lb 11 4 240 6-2 West. Carolina 8/5/1963 3 2 Seattle Seahawks / 11th / 305th pick / 1985
17 Steve DeBerg 34 QB 13 11 210 6-3 San Jose St. 1/19/1954 10 8 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 275th pick / 1977
50 Jack Del Rio 25 LOLB 15 10 246 6-4 USC 4/4/1963 3 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 68th pick / 1985
65 Curt DiGiacomo 25 12 0 270 6-4 Arizona 10/24/1963 2 1
75 Irv Eatman 27 RT 16 14 293 6-7 UCLA 1/1/1961 2 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 204th pick / 1983
64 Gerry Feehery 28 c 6 6 268 6-2 Syracuse 3/9/1960 5 3
48 Kenny Gamble 23 16 0 197 5-10 Colgate 3/8/1965 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 251st pick / 1988
2 Kelly Goodburn 26 P 16 0 195 6-2 Emporia St.,Iowa St. 4/14/1962 1 2
98 Leonard Griffin 26 LDE 15 9 268 6-4 Grambling St. 9/22/1962 2 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1986
56 Dino Hackett* 24 RILB 13 13 228 6-3 Appalachian St. 6/28/1964 2 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 35th pick / 1986
93 Dee Hardison 32 de 7 1 274 6-4 North Carolina 5/2/1956 10 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1978
86 Emile Harry 25 wr 16 2 175 5-11 Stanford 4/5/1963 2 3 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 89th pick / 1985
64 James Harvey 23 1 0 265 6-3 Jackson St. 11/27/1965 1 0
59 Andy Hawkins 30 lb 7 3 225 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 3/31/1958 8 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 267th pick / 1980
85 Jonathan Hayes 26 TE 16 9 248 6-5 Iowa 8/11/1962 3 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 41st pick / 1985
44 Herman Heard 27 rb 12 5 184 5-10 Fort Lewis,Southern Colorado 11/24/1961 4 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 61st pick / 1984
23 Greg Hill 27 15 0 194 6-1 Oklahoma St. 2/12/1961 5 1 Houston Oilers / 4th / 86th pick / 1983
25 David Hollis 23 2 0 175 5-11 UNLV 7/4/1965 1 0
53 Todd Howard 23 7 0 235 6-2 Texas A&M 2/18/1965 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1987
60 Byron Ingram 24 rg 12 5 295 6-2 East. Kentucky 11/17/1964 1 3
41 Keyvan Jenkins 27 2 0 190 5-10 UNLV 1/6/1961 1 0
45 Sidney Johnson 23 13 0 175 5-9 California 3/7/1965 Rook 1
81 Rod Jones 24 2 0 240 6-4 Washington 3/3/1964 1 0 New York Giants / 8th / 223rd pick / 1987
73 Brian Jozwiak 25 g 3 1 304 6-5 West Virginia 6/20/1963 2 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 7th pick / 1986
9 Bill Kenney 33 qb 16 5 211 6-4 Arizona St.,Northern Colorado 1/20/1955 8 2 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 333rd pick / 1978
29 Albert Lewis* 28 LCB 14 12 196 6-2 Grambling St. 10/6/1960 5 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 61st pick / 1983
22 Calvin Loveall 26 4 0 180 5-9 Idaho 7/23/1962 Rook 0
8 Nick Lowery 32 K 16 0 215 6-4 Dartmouth 5/27/1956 10 6
72 Dave Lutz 29 rt 15 7 305 6-6 Georgia Tech 12/20/1959 5 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 34th pick / 1983
63 Bill Maas 26 NT 8 8 271 6-5 Pittsburgh 3/2/1962 4 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 5th pick / 1984
57 Chris Martin 28 6 0 236 6-2 Auburn 12/19/1960 5 0
92 Jerry McCabe 23 lb 3 1 225 6-1 Holy Cross 1/25/1965 1 1
62 Ron McLean 25 6 0 270 6-3 Cal State-Fullerton 4/13/1963 1 0 New York Jets / 9th / 241st pick / 1987
32 Larry Moriarty 30 rb 9 3 240 6-1 Notre Dame 4/24/1958 5 1 Houston Oilers / 5th / 114th pick / 1983
35 Christian Okoye 27 FB 9 9 253 6-1 Azusa Pacific 8/16/1961 1 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 35th pick / 1987
83 Stephone Paige 27 WR 16 16 184 6-2 Fresno St. 10/15/1961 5 7
26 Paul Palmer 24 KR 15 11 184 5-9 Temple 10/14/1964 1 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1987
96 Aaron Pearson 24 LILB 16 10 239 6-0 Mississippi St. 8/22/1964 2 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 285th pick / 1986
24 J.C. Pearson 25 lcb 16 6 187 5-11 Cal Poly-Pomona,Washington 8/17/1963 2 3
27 Kevin Porter 22 ss 15 7 215 5-10 Auburn 4/11/1966 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 59th pick / 1988
87 Alfredo Roberts 23 te 16 7 250 6-3 Miami (FL) 3/1/1965 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 197th pick / 1988
31 Kevin Ross 26 RCB 15 14 185 5-9 Temple 1/16/1962 4 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 173rd pick / 1984
70 Jerome Sally 29 nt 3 2 267 6-3 Missouri 2/24/1959 6 1
21 James Saxon 22 fb 16 4 237 5-11 San Jose St. 3/23/1966 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 139th pick / 1988
90 Neil Smith 22 lde 13 7 270 6-4 Nebraska 4/10/1966 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1988
52 Angelo Snipes 25 LOLB 15 8 222 6-0 West Georgia 1/11/1963 2 4
94 Troy Stedman 23 5 0 243 6-3 Iowa Central,Washburn 5/19/1965 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 170th pick / 1988
67 Mike Stensrud 32 lde 13 5 280 6-5 Iowa St. 2/19/1956 9 3 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1979
82 Kitrick Taylor 24 PR 16 0 194 5-11 Washington St. 7/22/1964 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 128th pick / 1987
71 Don Thorp 26 3 0 260 6-4 Illinois 7/10/1962 4 0 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 156th pick / 1984
Team Total 26.3 16 233.9 6-1.8 3.3