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Art Still

Art Still

DE

1978-1987

Born: December 5,1955 (Camden, NJ)

College: Kentucky

Drafted: By Chiefs, 1978 / 1st Rd (2nd overall)

Career Highlights:

  • AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, 1980-82, 1984
  • All-AFC, 1979-80, 1982, 1984, 1986
  • All-Pro, 1980, 1984
  • Chiefs MVP 1980, 1984
  • Chiefs Hall of Fame Inductee, 1998

A standup defensive end as an All-American at Kentucky, Still was the second overall selection in the 1978 draft, and quickly adapted to the three-point stance as a traditional defensive end with the Chiefs, earning all-rookie honors and winning a starting job his first season. As the Chiefs rose to respectability under new coach Marv Levy, the rangy 6-foot-7, 253-pound Still truly blossomed. In 1980, Still and Gary Barbaro became the first Chiefs defenders named to the Pro Bowl in five seasons. “He’s all over the field,” said Chiefs’ assistant coach Walt Corey. “The big men usually get chopped off their feet. Not Art.” Still made four Pro Bowl trips for the Chiefs, led the team in sacks six times during his 10 years in Kansas City, and is the team’s second leading all-time tackler, with 992 career stops. “I’d like to get better,” Still said in one of his Pro Bowl seasons. “I strive to be the best.”

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