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Things I Did Not Know About the Chiefs

So I was browsing through the KC Chiefs players list on Wikipedia, and I learned a lot of things I thought I'd share. Some of you probably know all of this, but these were all new to me:

  • Eric Berry's first name is actually James.
  • Matt Cassell was drafted by the Oakland Athletics (even though he had a 9.35 ERA as a pitcher).
  • Jamaal Charles is the NFL's all-time YPC leader with 5.79 yards per carry. In college, he once rushed for 216 yards in a single quarter.
  • Tamba Hali was forced to live in the wilderness as a refugee during the Liberian civil war. He and his family subsisted on scavenged cabbage and roots.
  • Derrick Johnson has an older brother named Dwight who played in the NFL from 2000 - 2002.
  • Dwayne Bowe did not get involved in sports until his junior year in high school, when he was hospitalized after being badly beaten in a nightclub fight.
  • Jon Baldwin's mother is named Tezmalita.
  • Ryan Succop was the NFL draft's Mr. Irrel-(just kidding, I know you know this one already).
  • Cory Greenwood was drafted 3rd overall in the CFL, but he chose to be a special teams player in the NFL instead. Also, he is the emergency long snapper for the Chiefs.
  • Andy Studebaker is descended from the Studebaker brothers of automotive fame.
  • Eric Winston double majored in International Finance and Marketing, and still managed to graduate in only three years.
  • Javier Arenas' family is from Cuba, originally.
  • Dontari Poe's high school coach discovered him while he played band. He was instructed to report to football practice the next morning.
  • In high school, Jalil Brown broke the rushing record (huh?) of Terrell Suggs (wha?).
  • Rodney Hudson worked the night shift at Kentucky Fried Chicken throughout high school to support his single mother.
  • Jerrell Powe was once considered the #3 high school prospect in the nation, but was derailed by issues with his academic performance.
  • Tony Moeaki is a Mormon.
  • Dexter McCluster's first touchdown was on a punt return, which was also the longest punt return in Chiefs history.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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