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This is a select list of players from the Kansas City Chiefs football team from the National Football League.

For more information, see Kansas City Chiefs.

Current roster[]

Kansas City Chiefs current roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • 39 Emani Bailey
  • 25 Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  • 30 Keaontay Ingram
  • 10 Isiah Pacheco
  • 34 Deneric Prince
  •  9 Louis Rees-Zammit
  • 42 Carson Steele

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen
  • 66 Mike Caliendo G
  • 75 Ethan Driskell T
  • 72 Chukwuebuka Godrick T
  • 61 C. J. Hanson G
  • 52 Creed Humphrey C
  • 68 Griffin McDowell T
  • 70 McKade Mettauer G
  • 64 Wanya Morris T
  • 77 Lucas Niang T
  • 60 Hunter Nourzad C
  • 65 Trey Smith G
  • 76 Kingsley Suamataia T
  • 74 Jawaan Taylor T
  • 62 Joe Thuney G
  • 79 Nick Torres G

Defensive linemen

  • 97 Felix Anudike-Uzomah DE
  • 51 Mike Danna DE
  • 93 Matt Dickerson DT
  • 92 Neil Farrell Jr. DE
  • -- Alex Gubner DT
  • 94 Malik Herring DE
  • 95 Chris Jones DT
  • 57 Truman Jones DE
  • 56 George Karlaftis DE
  • 99 Fabien Lovett DT
  • 91 Derrick Nnadi DT
  • 90 Charles Omenihu DE
  • 69 Mike Pennel DT
  • 53 B. J. Thompson DE
  • 98 Tershawn Wharton DT
Linebackers
  • 32 Nick Bolton MLB
  • 55 Swayze Bozeman OLB
  • 54 Leo Chenal MLB
  • 48 Cole Christiansen OLB
  • 43 Jack Cochrane OLB
  • 29 Curtis Jacobs OLB
  • 44 Cam Jones OLB
  • 23 Drue Tranquill MLB
  • 50 Luquay Washington LB

Defensive backs

  • 45 Miles Battle CB
  • 40 Ekow Boye-Doe CB
  • 26 Deon Bush SS
  • 27 Chamarri Conner FS
  •  6 Bryan Cook SS
  • 42 Trey Dean S
  • 17 Kamal Hadden CB
  • 21 Jaden Hicks S
  • 13 Nazeeh Johnson FS
  • 31 Nic Jones CB
  • 24 Kelvin Joseph CB
  • 22 Trent McDuffie CB
  • 38 Derrick Miller CB
  • 20 Justin Reid FS
  • 30 Christian Roland-Wallace CB
  • 39 Keith Taylor CB
  • 35 Jaylen Watson CB
  •  2 Joshua Williams CB

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Unrestricted FAs


Restricted FAs


Exclusive-Rights FAs


Rookies in italics

Roster updated June 24, 2024
Depth chartTransactions
89 active, inactive

NFL rosters


Player codes[]

  • PUP - Physically Unable to Play
  • IR - Injured Reserve
  • R - Rookie (player name in italics)
  • FA - Free Agent (Restriced)
  • UFA - Unrestriced free agent
  • S- Suspended
  • SI - Suspended infdefinitely

Chiefs quarterbacks[]

  • Main article: History of Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks

Throughout the Chiefs' near five-decade existence, there have been twelve starting quarterbacks to lead the team. Among the most prolific include Hall of Famers Len Dawson and Joe Montana, as well as superb quarterbacks of their era like Trent Green.

In the past few decades, the Chiefs have relied on veteran quarterbacks to lead their team.[1] The last quarterback to be drafted by Kansas City that later went on to claim the starting position was Bill Kenney in 1980. Since Kenney's retirement in 1988. the Chiefs never drafted their own quarterback to develop until Brodie Croyle,[1] whom is expected to win the starting position in the near future, was drafted in 2006. When head coach Herman Edwards arrived in 2006, he stated that he was looking towards implementing younger players into his gameplan, and he was arguably looking to start at the quarterback position.[1]

The Chiefs have also had a repeated history of backup quarterbacks that steal the spotlight.[1][2] Mike Livingston led the Chiefs to the playoffs in their 1969 season after starting quarterback Len Dawson was injured for the majority of the year. Most recently, Rich Gannon took over for the injured Elvis Grbac in the 1997 season, but was revoked of the job in favor of Grbac's return for the playoffs. The Chiefs lost in the playoffs to the eventual Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. A similar incident occurred in the 2006 season and playoffs when Trent Green and the Chiefs' offense failed to get a first down in the first forty-two minutes of the game. Backup quarterback Damon Huard, whom led the Chiefs on a 5-2 record in Green's absence, never played a down in the playoff loss to—coincidentally—the eventual Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts.[1][2][3]

Super Bowl IV (1969) champions[]

Kansas City Chiefs 1969 final roster
Quarterbacks


Running Backs

  • 21 Mike Garrett HB
  • 38 Wendell Hayes
  • 45 Robert Holmes FB
  • 23 Paul Lowe
  • 14 Ed Podolak


Wide Receivers

  • 25 Frank Pitts SE
  •  1 Noland Smith
  • 30 Gloster Richardson FL
  • 89 Otis Taylor FL


Tight Ends

  • 84 Fred Arbanas
  • 32 Curtis McClinton
  • 81 Mickey McCarty
Offensive Linemen
  • 71 Ed Budde G (L)
  • 60 George Daney G
  • 73 Dave Hill T (R)
  • 55 E. J. Holub C
  • 76 Mo Moorman G (R)
  • 65 Remi Prudhomme C
  • 77 Jim Tyrer T (L)


Defensive Linemen

  • 87 Aaron Brown DE (R)
  • 86 Buck Buchanan DT (R)
  • 61 Curley Culp DT (L)
  • 82 Ed Lothamer DT
  • 75 Jerry Mays DE (L)
  • 74 Gene Trosch DE
Linebackers
  • 78 Bobby Bell OLB (L)
  • 85 Chuck Hurston
  • 63 Willie Lanier MLB
  • 51 Jim Lynch OLB (R)
  • 66 Bob Stein


Defensive Backs

  • 24 Caesar Belser S
  • 46 Jim Kearney SS (L)
  • 40 Jim Marsalis CB (L)
  • 42 Johnny Robinson FS (R)
  • 20 Goldie Sellers CB
  • 18 Emmitt Thomas CB (R)


Special Teams

  • 44 Jerrel Wilson P
  •  3 Jan Stenerud K
  •  6 Warren McVea HB/KR
  • 22 Willie Mitchell CB/PR
Reserve List—Did not play
  • 58 Jack Rudnay C
  • 88 Morris Stroud TE


Complete team roster
Rookies in italics
Starters in bold
Positions in parentheses

Honored players[]

Pro Football Hall of Famers[]

Kansas City Chiefs Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees
Players
No. Name Position Tenure Inducted
78 Bobby Bell 1 2 LB 1963–1974 1983
63 Willie Lanier 1 2 LB 1967–1977 1986
16 Len Dawson 2 3 QB 1963–1975 1987
86 Buck Buchanan 1 2 DT 1963–1975 1990
3 Jan Stenerud 1 2 3 K 1967–1979 1991
53 Mike Webster C 1989–1990 1997
19 Joe Montana QB 1993–1994 2000
32 Marcus Allen RB 1993–1997 2003
1 Warren Moon QB 1999–2000 2006
18 Emmitt Thomas 1 2 CB 1966–1978 2008
58 Derrick Thomas 4 LB 1989–1999 2009
77 Willie Roaf OT 2002–2005 2012
61 Curley Culp 1 2 3 DT 1968–1974 2013
68 Will Shields OG 1993–2006 2015
8 Morten Andersen K 2002–2003 2017
Coaches and Contributors
Name Position Tenure Inducted
Lamar Hunt Founder of franchise and American Football League 1960–2006 1972
Marv Levy Head coach 1978–1982 2001
Hank Stram 1 2 3 Head coach 1960–1974 2003
Bill Polian Contributor 1978–1982 2015
Bobby Beathard Scout 1963, 1966–1967 2018
1 Began career in the American Football League.
2 Member of 1969 Super Bowl championship team
3 Spent majority of their career with the Chiefs
4Posthumously inducted
Names in bold spent entire career with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs.


Chiefs Hall of Fame[]

File:Jan Stenerud.JPG

Jan Stenerud's name is forever honored at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Kansas City Chiefs feature thirty-nine former players and franchise contributors in their team hall of fame. Several of the team's names are featured at Arrowhead Stadium in a "ring of honor." A new member has been inducted in an annual ceremony, with the exception of the 1983 season.[4]

1970s
1970 Lamar Hunt, team founder and owner
1971 #36 Mack Lee Hill, Running back
1972 #75 Jerry Mays, Defensive tackle
1973 #84 Fred Arbanas, Tight end
1974 #42 Johnny Robinson, Safety
1975 #88 Chris Burford, Wide receiver
1976 #55 E. J. Holub, Center/Linebacker
1977 #77 Jim Tyrer, Offensive tackle
1978 #21 Mike Garrett, Running back
1979 #16 Len Dawson, Quarterback

1980s
1980 #78 Bobby Bell, Linebacker
1981 #86 Buck Buchanan, Defensive tackle
1982 #89 Otis Taylor, Wide receiver
1983 No induction
1984 #71 Ed Budde, Guard
1985 #63 Willie Lanier, Linebacker
1986 #18 Emmitt Thomas, Cornerback
1987 Hank Stram, Coach
1988 #44 Jerrel Wilson, Punter
1989 #14 Ed Podolak, Running back

1990s
1990 #51 Jim Lynch, Linebacker
1991 #28 Abner Haynes, Running back
1992 #3 Jan Stenerud, Kicker
1993 #69 Sherrill Headrick, Linebacker
1994 #58 Jack Rudnay, Center
1995 #32 Curtis McClinton, Running back
1996 #20 Deron Cherry, Safety
1997 #73 Dave Hill, Offensive tackle
1998 #67 Art Still, Defensive end
1999 #34 Lloyd Burruss, Cornerback

2000s
2000 #35 Christian Okoye, Running back
2001 #58 Derrick Thomas, Linebacker
2002 #76 John Alt, Offensive tackle
2003 #59 Gary Spani, Linebacker
2004 #37 Joe Delaney, Running back
2005 Jack Steadman, team vice chairman and general manager
2006 #90 Neil Smith, Defensive end
2007 #29 Albert Lewis, Cornerback
2008 #61 Curley Culp, Defensive tackle

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame[]

  1. 32 Marcus Allen, Running Back
  1. 84 Fred Arbanas, Tight End
  1. 78 Bobby Bell, Linebacker
  1. 71 Ed Budde, Guard
  1. 20 Deron Cherry, Safety
  1. 16 Len Dawson, Quarterback
  1. 46 Jim Kearney, Safety
  1. 63 Willie Lanier, Linebacker
  1. 54 Curt Merz, Guard
  1. 76 Mo Moorman, Guard
  1. 35 Christian Okoye, Running Back
  1. 42 Johnny Robinson, Safety
  1. 3 Jan Stenerud, Kicker
  1. 67 Art Still, Defensive End
  1. 89 Otis Taylor, Wide Receiver
  1. 20 Bill Tha Thrill Anderson, Wide Receiver

Other notable alumni[]

  1. 26 Gary Barbaro, DB
  1. 4 Steve Fuller, QB
  1. 24 Fred "The Hammer" Williamson, DB
  • Bobby Hunt (1962 Dallas Texans - 1967 Kansas City Chiefs; Defensive Back, and a member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.)
  1. 9 Bill Kenney, QB
  1. 99 Ernie Ladd (Defensive tackle; 1967-1968. Also played for the San Diego Chargers and the Houston Oilers, and a member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.)
  1. 61 Curley Culp, DT
  1. 8 Nick Lowery, K
  1. 63 Bill Maas, DT
  1. 32 Curtis McClinton (scored a touchdown in Super Bowl I)
  1. 32 Tony Reed, RB
  1. 86 J. T. Smith, WR
  1. 83 Stephone Paige, WR
  1. 17 Elmo Wright and the Elmo Wright Touchdown Dance
  1. 10 Mike Livingston, QB (Led the Chiefs in their championship 1969 season while Len Dawson was injured)
  1. 31 Kevin Ross, DB
  1. 61 Tim Grunhard, C
  1. 38 Kimble Anders, RB
  1. 17 Steve DeBerg, QB
  1. 40 James Hasty, CB
  1. 49 Tony Richardson, FB (1995–2005, a major factor in the Chiefs' offensive success)
  1. 77 Willie Roaf, T (2002–2005, dubbed the "heart and soul" of Kansas City's offense by fans during the Dick Vermeil era)
  1. 12 Rich Gannon, QB (1995–1998, backup quarterback under Steve Bono and Elvis Grbac)
  1. 88 Morris Stroud, TE (1970–1974), second tallest person to ever play in the NFL.
  1. 68 Will Shields, G (1993–2006), never missed a game in his entire 14-year career all with the Chiefs and a major part of the Chiefs' offensive successes in the 1990s and early 2000s

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Gretz, Bob. The quarterback myth KCChiefs.com, 27 April 2006.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gretz, Bob. Huard performing a tough act to follow KCChiefs.com, 26 October 2006.
  3. Gretz, Bob. Quarterbacks and controversy KCChiefs.com, 1 November 2006
  4. Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame, KCChiefs.com, Accessed 22 June 2008.
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