There’s no need to remind those of us that have only seen the Chiefs win a few playoff games in our lifetime that recent Super Bowl history has not included many Kansas City players. However, those two early Super Bowl teams had a lot of talent — and apparently a good chuck of it from the Lone Star state — that made Ray Buck’s All-Texas Super Bowl Team.
WR Position overflow: Otis Taylor, Chiefs
OL E.J. Holub You might know him better as an all-pro linebacker but E.J. actually played center in Super Bowl IV.
RB Position overflow: Warren McVea, Robert Holmes and Wendell Hayes.
LB Position overflow: Sherrill “Psycho” Headrick, was a fan favorite of the early Chiefs.
DB Emmitt Thomas: With 58 career interceptions, Thomas made the HOF 42 years after leaving Bishop College.
I realize it’s tough to read about the Chiefs lack of trips to the Super Bowl around this time of year (okay, it’s never easy) but I do enjoy anything that dives into the history of football in Kansas City. When you’ve only seen three playoff victories and no trips to the Super Bowl, a reminder that it is possible can be helpful.
And hey, maybe Jamaal Charles will force a change or two to this list in a few years. Dare to dream, right?