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The Greatest Kansas City Chiefs, By the Numbers: #46

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Tim Castille currently wears #46 for the Chiefs and he doesn't really have the longevity in KC to make a run at this poll. I've got a feeling that Boomer Grigsby will take this poll even though it probably should be DB Jim Kearney, who started during the Kansas City Chiefs' only Super Bowl win and had some great seasons in KC.

I'm glad to see some great names coming back into the mix during this series too - Jitter Fields and Carroll Zaruba especially. Make sure you check out the write ups and vote in the poll.

  • RB Michael Clemons (1987)
  • S Paul Dombroski (1980-81)
  • RB Jitter Fields (1987)
  • S Tim Gray (1976-78)
  • FB/LB Boomer Grigsby (2005-2007)
  • RB Victor Jones (1994)
  • DB Jim Kearney (1967-75)
  • RB Bruce King (1985-86)
  • RB Frank Moreau (2000)
  • WR Noland Smith (1967-69)
  • S Bennie Thompson (1992-93)
  • DB Charles Washington (1990-91)
  • CB Robert Williams (1998-99)
  • DB Carroll Zaruba (1960)

Check out some quick bios, after the jump....

RB Michael Clemons (1987)

Michael "Pinball" Clemons had a short NFL career but one of the greatest CFL careers ever. Clemons was an 8th round pick by the Chiefs but only played in the NFL for two seasons. After a year in KC as a punt returner and a tryout attempt in Tampa Bay the next season, Clemons played twelve seasons in the CFL for the Toronto Argonauts.

He is the current Vice Chair of the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.


S Paul Dombroski (1980-81)

Dombroski played in 23 games over two partial seasons for the Chiefs. He had one pick during his time in KC. He played for the Patriots and the Bucs as well.


RB Jitter Fields (1987)

During the 1987 season, Fields returned kicks for the Chiefs. He had an 85-yard punter return for a TD during the '87 season.


S Tim Gray (1976-78)

A first round pick by the Cardinals in the 1975 draft, Gray played his second through fourth seasons in the NFL in Kansas City. He had a solid career in KC. He played in 36 games and started 20 of them. He had 12 picks over those three seasons.


FB/LB Boomer Grigsby (2005-2007)

A full back turned linebacker, Grigsby never played much beyond special teams but was a fan favorite. He was best friends with Jared Allen and often made his way on to local radio shows. He was a fifth round pick by the Chiefs in 2005 and registered no significant stats.


RB Victor Jones (1994)

Jones spent time as an Oiler, Steeler and Bronco before spending his final NFL season in KC. He played in one game for the Chiefs and registered no stats.


DB Jim Kearney (1967-75)

Kearney spent his first two NFL seasons in Detroit before enjoying a long career as a Chief. He played in 115 games over 9 seasons and had 23 INTs during that time. In 1972, Kearney tied an NFL record by returning four INTs for TDs.


RB Bruce King (1985-86)

King started six games in two seasons for the Chiefs and didn't register many stats - 28 rushing attempts for 83 yards. He was a fifth round pick by the Chiefs out of Purdue.


RB Frank Moreau (2000)

Drafted in the fourth round of the 2000 NFL draft, Moreau played one season in KC. He had 67 attempts for 179 yards and 4 TDs. He played one more NFL season in Jacksonville in '01 before falling out of football.


WR Noland Smith (1967-69)

Smith played three season in KC as a punt returner, taking one punt and one kickoff back to the house in that time. He finished his final season in the NFL in San Francisco.


S Bennie Thompson (1992-93)

Sandwiched between time with the Saints, Browns and Ravens, Thompson had a solid first season in KC. In 1992, he had 4 picks, by far the most of his career.


DB Charles Washington (1990-91)

Drafted by Indianapolis, Washington spent his second and third NFL seasons in KC. He had one pick in those two years before leaving for Atlanta.


CB Robert Williams (1998-99)

Williams finished a long career, mostly in Dallas, with a brief appearance in Kansas City. He registered no stats in KC.


DB Carroll Zaruba (1960)

An inaugural draft member, Zaruba was taken out of Nebraska by the Dallas Texas in 1960. He played in 7 games during the 1960 season.

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Who is the greatest Chief to wear #46?

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

#40 - CB James Hasty

#41 - S Reggie Tongue

#42 - S/HB Johnny Robinson

#43 - FB Omar Easy

#44 - P Jerrel Wilson

#45 - RB Robert Holmes

Poll

Who is the greatest Chief to wear #46?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    RB Michael Clemons (1987)
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    S Paul Dombroski (1980-81)
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    RB Jitter Fields (1987)
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    S Tim Gray (1976-78)
    (3 votes)
  • 23%
    FB/LB Boomer Grigsby (2005-2007)
    (112 votes)
  • 0%
    RB Victor Jones (1994)
    (1 vote)
  • 55%
    DB Jim Kearney (1967-75)
    (264 votes)
  • 0%
    RB Bruce King (1985-86)
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    RB Frank Moreau (2000)
    (10 votes)
  • 3%
    WR Noland Smith (1967-69)
    (19 votes)
  • 12%
    S Bennie Thompson (1992-93)
    (59 votes)
  • 0%
    DB Charles Washington (1990-91)
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    CB Robert Williams (1998-99)
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    DB Carroll Zaruba (1960)
    (1 vote)
479 votes total Vote Now