Chiefs Hall of Honor


Lloyd Burruss

Lloyd Burruss



Born: October 31, 1957 (Charlottesville, VA)

College: Maryland

Drafted: By Chiefs, 1981 / 3rd Rd (78th overall)

Career Highlights:

  • Pro Bowl, 1986
  • All-AFC, 1986, 1988
  • Mack Lee Hill Award, 1981
  • Chiefs Hall of Fame Inductee, 1999

Drafted out of Maryland in 1981, Lloyd Burruss quickly earned a starting spot as a strong safety, and patrolled the secondary for the next decade. “Lloyd has been the quiet leader,” said president and general manger Carl Peterson. “He has been the consummate professional. He’s been the glue in the secondary.” In 1986, the year he earned a trip to the Pro Bowl and helped the Chiefs to their first playoff berth in 15 seasons, Burruss intercepted five passes and returned three of them for touchdowns. Though he exhibited a nose for the ball throughout his career-with 22 interceptions and seven fumble recoveries-it was Burruss’s game-changing interception in a 1991 Monday night game at home against the Raiders that may have been the defining play of his career. Upon his retirement, a sentimental Burruss said, “I feel very fortunate to have played here 11 years. What I’m going to miss the most are the fellows.”

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