The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that CB Kevin Ross will be the 41st member of the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame.
“On behalf of our family and the entire Chiefs organization, we are extremely honored to announce Kevin Ross’ election into the Chiefs Hall of Fame,” Hunt said. “Kevin went from an unknown seventh-round pick to one of the top performers in the defensive backfield in the NFL during his tenure. He had a true appreciation for the game and we are excited to welcome him into the Chiefs Hall of Fame.”
Ross will be honored during Saturday night’s 101 Awards Banquet at the Westin Crown Center. He will then be enshrined as a member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame at Chiefs Alumni Weekend festivities this fall and honored in a ceremony at halftime of that weekend’s game.
Now serving in the NFL coaching ranks, Ross is currently entering his second season as defensive backs coach with the Oakland Raiders.
“Our President, Amy Trask, called me last week and told me that Clark Hunt wanted to speak to me,” Ross explained. “I was trying to figure out what it might be about and was a little reluctant to call because I wasn’t sure what he wanted with me. She said, ‘no I think it’s a good thing.’
“When Mr. Hunt told me the news, I was like ‘Wow.’ Honestly, I’m just so humbled by all of this.”
It’s appropriate that Ross is being inducted next season, following his former head coach Marty Schottenheimer’s entrance into the Hall last year.
A well deserved honor, even if Ross has temporarily crossed over to the dark side!