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The Greatest Kansas City Chief to Wear #28

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There is only one person in the history of the Kansas City Chiefs franchise to wear #28: RB Abner Haynes.

Haynes played for the Chiefs/Texans from 1960 to 1965. Coming out of North Texas in 1960, Haynes was the #1 overall AFL draft pick.

In that first season, Haynes led the league in rushing attempts, yards and touchdowns. He was the AFL's Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in 1960.

"He was a franchise player before they talked about franchise players," praised Hank Stram. "He did it all -- rushing, receiving, kickoff returns, punt returns. He gave us the dimension we needed to be a good team in Dallas."

Here are his career stats with the Kansas City Chiefs, from Pro Football Reference:

Year G Att Yds TD Rec Yds TD Fmb
1960+ 14 156 875 9 55 576 3 9
1961* 14 179 841 9 34 558 3 11
1962*+ 14 221 1049 13 39 573 6 4
1963 14 99 352 4 33 470 2 6
1964* 14 139 697 4 38 562 3 0
5 yrs 70 794 3814 39 199 2739 17 30

Here are most accolades from his Wiki page:

  • 4x AFL All-Star selection (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963)
  • 3x TSN All-AFL selection (1960, 1961, 1962)
  • 4x All-Pro selection (1960, 1961, 1962, 1964)
  • 1960 AFL Rookie of the Year
  • 1960 AP AFL MVP
  • 1960 UPI AFL MVP
  • All-Time All-AFL 2nd Team

Abner was selected to the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1991.