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The Greatest Kansas City Chiefs, By the Numbers: #40

Running back Javarris Williams is currently donning #40 for the Kansas City Chiefs. He probably has a future similar to the other running backs on this list too.

I did discover my first (ha, yeah right) mistake of our Greatest Chiefs series. You see, I get these numbers from a PDF file from the Chiefs website. Back when I was doing #31, I think I must have scrolled over to the wrong page because I added in the last four players on this #40 list, to the end of the #31 post. Only a few astute AP readers noticed and it's not like any of those guys were going to win our poll anyway but I wanted to point out my mistake.

  • CB Billy Bell (1991)
  • S Ricky Davis (1977)
  • RB Boyce Green (1986)
  • CB Corey Harris (2001-03)
  • CB James Hasty (1995-00)
  • DT Charlie Jackson (1960)
  • RB Ken Lacy (1984-85, 1987)
  • CB Cedric Mack (1992)
  • CB Jim Marsalis (1969-75)
  • S Bracy Walker (1994, '98-00)
  • WR Lawrence Williams (1976-77)
  • CB Robert Williams (1993)

After the jump, we dive into the details of some relatively obscure Kansas City Chiefs.

CB Billy Bell (1991)

Coming out of THE Lamar College, Bell played two seasons in the NFL, starting off in Houston in 1989. He was signed by the Chiefs in his second year to aid the Chiefs secondary but never made much of an impact, not that he was ever expected to make a huge impact. He played in eight games in the '91 season, starting one of those and snagging one INT.

S Ricky Davis (1977)

Kansas City was the third of a three team, three season career for Davis. He came to KC in October 1977 to fill in for an injured SS Tim Gray. He started five games for the Chiefs that year, registering no stats.

RB Boyce Green (1986)

Boyce had a short but productive career as a running back and kick returner. Coming out of Carson-Newman College, he was drafted by the Browns in the 11th round of the '83 draft. He over three hundred carries for the Browns before coming to the Chiefs. As a Chief, he had 90 attempts for 314 rushing yards. Throw in 17 kick/punt returns (one of those for a TD) and you've got a nice little season out of an undrafted running back free agent pick up. Green did not make the Chiefs' squad in 1987. He was cut in the first round of the roster trim down.

CB Corey Harris (2001-03)



Harris played in 27 games for the Chiefs over three seasons. He was one of these guys that was cut, brought back on and then cut again. He had one sack for the Chiefs in his career.

CB James Hasty (1995-00)



Hasty split his career between the Jets and the Chiefs with his two Pro Bowl appearances coming in 1997 and 1999. I love this line from Wikipedia about Hasty:

Known for his aggressive bump and run coverage, Hasty teamed with Dale Carter to form one of the league's top cornerbacking duos while with the Chiefs.

Here's one stat I love to see, especially with long time Chiefs: Hasty played in 94 games as a Chief and started 89 of them. He consistently started 15/16 games in his six seasons in KC.

Here are some final numbers on Hasty in KC:

  • 6 sacks
  • 21 INTs
  • 3 TDs
  • 6 fumble recoveries (one for a TD)

Hasty should win this poll by a decent number. Or at least compete with Jim Marsalis for it.

DT Charlie Jackson (1960)

Not a whole lot on Charlie Jackson out there. He played three games in one season for the Texans in 1960 before dropping out of football.

RB Ken Lacy (1984-85, 1987)

Lacy came out of the USFL to play a minor role of those terrible Chiefs teams of the 1980s. He started five games, played in twenty of them and rushed for 235 yards.

CB Cedric Mack (1992)

The stats say that Mack played in one game for the Chiefs but all the info I can find is that he was signed and released back to back over a couple of days in September '92.

CB Jim Marsalis (1969-75)

Marsalis was the Chiefs first round draft pick in 1969 and he made an immediate impact, making the Pro Bowl and starting in the Super Bowl for the team in his first season. He made the Pro Bowl again in his second season, as well as making the 1st team All-Pro team.

In 7 seasons as a Chief, Marsalis had 14 INTs. He started across from NFL and Chiefs Hall of Famer, Emmitt Thomas.

S Bracy Walker (1994, 1998-2000)

Walker was a fourth round pick by the Chiefs in 1994 but he didn't finished the '94 season with the Chiefs. He left for Cincinnati where he played for three seasons before heading to Miami and then back to Kansas City in 1998.

Walker was mainly a reserve safety and special teams star. He registered very few stats as a Chief.

WR Lawrence Williams (1976-77)

Not a whole lot out there on Williams who was a return man for the Chiefs in the late 70s. He had 25 return attempts for 688 yards in 1976 before splitting time between Cleveland and KC in 1977,

CB Robert Williams (1993)

One of two Robert Williams to play DB for the Chiefs, this Robert was a long time Cowboy before quietly capping off his career in KC in 1993. He came to KC for some late season injury help at the position.

So...who's the greatest Chief to wear #40?

Read more about the Greatest Chiefs:

#1 - QB Warren Moon

#2 - P Dustin Colquitt

#3 - K Jan Stenerud

#4 - P Nick Murphy

#5 - P Louie Aguiar

#6 - RB Warren McVea

#7 - QB Ron Jaworski

#8 - K Nick Lowery

#9 - QB Bill Kenney

#10 - QB Trent Green

#11 - QB Elvis Grbac

#12 - QB Rich Gannon

#13 - QB Steve Bono

#14 - RB Ed Podolak

#15 - QB Todd Collins

#16 - QB Len Dawson

#17 - QB Steve Deberg

#18 - CB Emmitt Thomas

#19 - QB Joe Montana

#20 - S Deron Cherry

#21 - S Jerome Woods

#22 - DB Willie Mitchell

#23 - RB Barry Word

#24 - CB Jayice Pearson

#25 - S Greg Wesley

#26 - S Gary Barbaro

#27 - RB Larry Johnson

#28 - RB Abner Haynes

#29 - CB Albert Lewis

#30 - RB Donnell Bennett

#31 - RB Priest Holmes

#32 - RB Marcus Allen

#33 - RB Stone Johnson

#34 - CB Dale Carter

#35 - RB Christian Okoye

#36 - RB Mack Lee Hill

#37 - RB Joe Delaney

#38 - RB Kimble Anders

#39 - RB Bam Morris

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