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1997 Kansas City Chiefs

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.4, Offense: 1.8, Defense: 6.6, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 375 points (23.4/g), 5th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 232 points (14.5/g), 1st.
 Differential of 143 points (8.9/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.1-3.9.

Coach: Marty Schottenheimer (13-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Paul Hackett
 Defensive Coordinator: Gunther Cunningham
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike McCarthy (Quarterbacks)

Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium
 Training Camp: UW River Falls (River Falls, Wisconsin)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Elvis Grbac 27 3 10 179 for 314, 1,943 yards, 11 td, 6 int, & 30 rushes for 168 yards and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 219th pick / 1993
RB Greg Hill 25 3 16 157 rushes for 550 yards, 0 td, & 12 catches for 126 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 25th pick / 1994
FB Kimble Anders* 31 6 14 79 rushes for 397 yards, 0 td, & 59 catches for 453 yards and 2 td
WR Lake Dawson 25 3 11 21 catches for 273 yards, 2 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1994
WR Andre Rison* 30 8 16 72 catches for 1,092 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 22nd pick / 1989
TE Ted Popson 31 3 12 35 catches for 320 yards, 2 td New York Giants / 11th / 306th pick / 1991
LT Jeff Criswell 33 10 16
LG Dave Szott+ 30 7 16 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 180th pick / 1990
C Tim Grunhard 29 7 16 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 40th pick / 1990
RG Will Shields* 26 4 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 74th pick / 1993
RT Glenn Parker 31 7 15 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 69th pick / 1990
 Defensive Starters
LDE Vaughn Booker 29 3 13 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
NT Joe Phillips 34 11 15 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 93rd pick / 1986
RDE John Browning 24 1 13 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 68th pick / 1996
LOLB Derrick Thomas* 30 8 10 9.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 4th pick / 1989
LILB Terry Wooden 30 7 8 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 29th pick / 1990
RILB Donnie Edwards 24 1 16 2.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 98th pick / 1996
ROLB Anthony Davis 28 4 15 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 11th / 301st pick / 1992
LCB Dale Carter* 28 5 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 20th pick / 1992
RCB James Hasty* 32 9 15 2.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1988
SS Reggie Tongue 24 1 16 2.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 58th pick / 1996
FS Jerome Woods 24 1 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 28th pick / 1996
 Special Teams Starters
K Pete Stoyanovich 30 8 0 26 of 27 field goals & 35 of 36 extra points Miami Dolphins / 8th / 203rd pick / 1989
P Louie Aguiar 31 6 0 82 punts for a 42.3 average, 0 blocked
PR Tamarick Vanover 23 2 0 35 punt returns for a 10.9 average and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 81st pick / 1995
KR Tamarick Vanover 23 2 0 51 kick returns for a 25.6 average and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 81st pick / 1995

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
5 Louie Aguiar 31 P 16 0 215 6-2 Utah St. 6/30/1966 6 2
32 Marcus Allen 37 16 0 210 6-2 USC 3/26/1960 15 5 Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 10th pick / 1982
38 Kimble Anders* 31 FB 15 14 225 5-11 Houston 9/10/1966 6 8
44 Darren Anderson 28 11 0 185 5-10 Toledo 1/11/1969 5 1 New England Patriots / 4th / 93rd pick / 1992
71 Tom Barndt 25 dt 16 1 301 6-3 Pittsburgh 3/14/1972 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 207th pick / 1995
30 Donnell Bennett 25 rb 14 1 242 6-0 Miami (FL) 9/14/1972 3 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 58th pick / 1994
99 Vaughn Booker 29 LDE 13 13 290 6-5 Cincinnati 2/24/1968 3 8
45 Bucky Brooks 26 3 0 192 6-0 North Carolina 1/22/1971 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 48th pick / 1994
93 John Browning 24 RDE 14 13 297 6-5 West Virginia 9/30/1973 1 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 68th pick / 1996
34 Dale Carter* 28 LCB 16 15 194 6-1 Tennessee 11/28/1969 5 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 20th pick / 1992
91 Shannon Clavelle 24 1 0 287 6-2 Colorado 10/12/1973 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 185th pick / 1995
69 Jeff Criswell 33 LT 16 16 291 6-7 Graceland College (IA) 3/7/1964 10 7
50 Anthony Davis 28 ROLB 15 15 235 6-0 Utah 3/7/1969 4 9 Houston Oilers / 11th / 301st pick / 1992
80 Lake Dawson 25 WR 11 11 204 6-1 Notre Dame 1/2/1972 3 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1994
55 Troy Dumas 25 8 0 242 6-3 Nebraska 9/30/1972 1 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 97th pick / 1995
59 Donnie Edwards 24 RILB 16 16 227 6-2 UCLA 4/6/1973 1 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 98th pick / 1996
12 Rich Gannon 32 qb 9 6 210 6-3 Delaware 12/20/1965 10 5 New England Patriots / 4th / 98th pick / 1987
88 Tony Gonzalez 21 16 0 251 6-5 California 2/27/1976 Rook 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 13th pick / 1997
11 Elvis Grbac 27 QB 10 10 232 6-5 Michigan 8/13/1970 3 8 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 219th pick / 1993
61 Tim Grunhard 29 C 16 16 311 6-2 Notre Dame 5/17/1968 7 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 40th pick / 1990
40 James Hasty* 32 RCB 16 15 203 6-0 Central Washington,Washington St. 5/23/1965 9 14 New York Jets / 3rd / 74th pick / 1988
94 Kerry Hicks 25 2 0 283 6-6 Colorado 12/29/1972 Rook 0 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 234th pick / 1996
27 Greg Hill 25 RB 16 16 207 5-11 Texas A&M 2/23/1972 3 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 25th pick / 1994
84 Joe Horn 25 8 0 206 6-1 Itawamba JC 1/16/1972 1 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 135th pick / 1996
57 Bobby Houston 30 5 0 242 6-2 North Carolina St. 10/26/1967 7 0 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1990
83 Danan Hughes 27 wr 16 1 205 6-2 Iowa 12/11/1970 4 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 186th pick / 1993
74 Trezelle Jenkins 24 t 2 1 317 6-7 Michigan 3/13/1973 2 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 31st pick / 1995
23 Clyde Johnson 27 15 0 191 5-10 Kansas St. 5/22/1970 Rook 1
81 Kevin Lockett 23 9 0 186 6-0 Kansas St. 9/8/1974 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 47th pick / 1997
51 Greg Manusky 31 lb 16 1 238 6-1 Colgate 8/12/1966 9 2
77 Pellom McDaniels 29 lolb 16 6 284 6-3 Oregon St. 2/21/1968 4 5
29 Mark McMillian 27 db 16 2 154 5-7 Alabama 4/29/1970 5 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 272nd pick / 1992
94 Dexter Nottage 27 1 0 287 6-4 Florida A&M 11/14/1970 3 0 Washington Redskins / 6th / 163rd pick / 1994
62 Glenn Parker 31 RT 15 15 305 6-5 Arizona 4/22/1966 7 7 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 69th pick / 1990
91 Ty Parten 28 2 0 278 6-5 Arizona 10/13/1969 4 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1993
85 Brett Perriman 32 wr 5 4 180 5-9 Miami (FL) 10/10/1965 9 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1988
95 Michael Dean Perry 32 dt 1 0 285 6-1 Clemson 8/27/1965 9 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 50th pick / 1988
75 Joe Phillips 34 NT 15 15 298 6-5 Oregon St.,SMU 7/15/1963 11 8 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 93rd pick / 1986
48 Ted Popson 31 TE 13 12 250 6-4 Portland St. 9/10/1966 3 3 New York Giants / 11th / 306th pick / 1991
85 Alfred Pupunu 28 1 0 260 6-2 Weber St. 10/17/1969 5 0
49 Tony Richardson 26 14 0 238 6-1 Auburn 12/17/1971 2 0
89 Andre Rison* 30 WR 16 16 188 6-1 Michigan St. 3/18/1967 8 12 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 22nd pick / 1989
31 Kevin Ross 35 5 0 185 5-9 Temple 1/16/1962 13 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 173rd pick / 1984
47 Todd Scott 29 10 0 200 5-11 La-Lafayette 1/23/1968 6 1 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 163rd pick / 1991
68 Will Shields* 26 RG 16 16 315 6-3 Nebraska 9/15/1971 4 12 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 74th pick / 1993
54 Tracy Simien 30 16 0 252 6-1 TCU 5/21/1967 8 1
56 Wayne Simmons 28 LILB 10 8 245 6-2 Clemson 12/15/1969 4 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 15th pick / 1993
65 Jeff Smith 24 3 0 322 6-3 Tennessee 5/25/1973 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 241st pick / 1996
70 Marcus Spears 26 3 0 320 6-4 NW State (LA) 9/28/1971 1 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 39th pick / 1994
10 Pete Stoyanovich 30 K 16 0 187 5-11 Indiana 4/28/1967 8 6 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 203rd pick / 1989
79 Dave Szott+ 30 LG 16 16 289 6-4 Penn St. 12/12/1967 7 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 180th pick / 1990
64 Ralph Tamm 31 16 0 280 6-4 West Chester 3/11/1966 7 1 New York Jets / 9th / 230th pick / 1988
58 Derrick Thomas* 30 LOLB 12 10 243 6-3 Alabama 1/1/1967 8 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 4th pick / 1989
8 Billy Joe Tolliver 31 3 0 217 6-1 Texas Tech 2/7/1966 8 0 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 51st pick / 1989
25 Reggie Tongue 24 SS 16 16 204 6-0 Oregon St. 4/11/1973 1 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 58th pick / 1996
87 Tamarick Vanover 23 KR 16 0 220 6-0 Florida St. 2/25/1974 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 81st pick / 1995
82 Derrick Walker 30 te 16 5 246 6-0 Michigan 6/23/1967 7 1 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 163rd pick / 1990
70 Steve Wallace 33 10 0 285 6-4 Auburn 12/27/1964 11 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 101st pick / 1986
92 Dan Williams 28 rde 15 6 290 6-4 Tennessee St.,Toledo 12/15/1969 4 6 Denver Broncos / 1st / 11th pick / 1993
90 Terry Wooden 30 LILB 15 8 239 6-3 Syracuse 1/14/1967 7 5 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 29th pick / 1990
21 Jerome Woods 24 FS 16 16 205 6-3 Memphis 3/17/1973 1 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 28th pick / 1996
Team Total 28.2 16 243.8 6-1.9 4.9