Here’s something you don’t see every day. Two people that were born in the same town 10 years apart end up making it to the NFL with the same franchise and then being in the same Hall of Fame class.
That’s what is happening with former Kansas City Chiefs players Danan Hughes and Walker Lee Ashley. Both men were born in Bayonne, NJ, went on to star in college and found their way to the Chiefs. Both men will be inducted into the Hudson County Sports Hall of Fame in New Jersey next month.
Hughes had a solid career in Kansas City, spending six years with the team (93-98) as a wide receiver and kick returner. His best season was in 1996 when he caught 17 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown. Hughes appeared in 85 games for the Chiefs before calling it a career.
Ashley had a much less heralded career with the Chiefs, spending just 1989 in Kansas City. The linebacker played in all 16 games that season and had one interception. Overall he spent seven seasons in the NFL, the other six with the Minnesota Vikings.
You can get all information on the honor here.