Chiefs Hall of Honor


Willie Lanier

Willie Lanier

Year Inducted: 1986

“Lanier was to play his middle position as a forceful bear of a man whose strength and intensity and striking power set new standards for the game. In Kansas City, Willie Lanier played on one of the greatest defensive teams in pro football history. He was the immovable rock, who had to be avoided at all costs by the offense. In the frozen 1969 playoff game in Shea Stadium, it was his tears and determination that helped stop the Jets on what was the all-time goal-line stand of the Kansas City Chiefs' history.” – Lamar Hunt, Introductory Speech

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