Chiefs Hall of Honor


Nick Lowery

Nick Lowery



Born: May 27, 1956 (Munich, Germany)

College: Dartmouth

Drafted: Undrafted free agent

Career Highlights:

  • AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, 1981, 1990, 1992
  • All-Pro, 1981, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992
  • All-AFC, 1981-82, 1985-86, 1988, 1990
  • Chiefs Hall of Fame Inductee, 2009

Few players in Chiefs history could match Nick Lowery for persistence. The Dartmouth graduate was cut 11 times by eight different NFL teams before earning the starting job in Kansas City in 1980. He had huge shoes to fill, replacing his own kicking hero, the legendary Jan Stenerud. But Lowery lived up to the pressure, earning three Pro Bowl berths and scoring 100 or more points 11 times in his 14 years in Kansas City. He made 80 percent of his field goal attempts – including 20 kicks of 50 or more yards-to become Kansas City’s all-time leading scorer, with 1,466 points. Lowery kicked 329 field goals, none more important than the 32-yarder that ended Kansas City’s 27-24 overtime win over the Steelers in the 1993 playoffs. But well before then, he had established himself as one of the team’s key weapons. “He can do it, and he knows he can do it,” said Frank Gansz, the Chiefs coach in 1987-88. “You hope the game comes down to the wire. Nick gives us an edge there.”

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