A Missouri All Time All-Pro Team
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Missouri has been represented in the NFL since the Cardinals moved from Chicago prior to the 1960 season.
I've been a Chiefs fan since the late 60's and I was a die hard football Cardinals fan until they banished themselves to the Arizona desert in 1988. I followed the Rams--and rooted for the Rams (unless it was not in the Chiefs best interests for them to win)-- from their arrival in 1995 until they went back to LA. Here is my All Time/All Missouri team. Longevity counts. Picking the defensive front was easy. The above pictured Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith are no doubters. Short timers like Willie Roaf, Aeneas Williams and Joe Montana among others are exempted from consideration.
QB- Len Dawson, Jim Hart, Kurt Warner
HB-Ottis Anderson, Marshall Faulk, Priest Holmes, Ed Podolak, Mike Garrett,
FB-Jim Otis, MacArthur Lane
LT-Orlando Pace, Ernie McMillan
LG Ed Budde, Brian Waters
C Casey Wiegmann, Tom Banks
RG Will Shields, Terry Stieve
RT Dan Dierdorf, Dave Hill
TE Jackie Smith, Tony Gonzalez, Travis Kelce
WR Isaac Bruce, Otis Taylor, Sonny Randle.
WR-Tory Holt, Mel Gray. Roy Green, Tyreek Hill
DE Tamba Hali, Curtis Greer,
DT Buck Buchanan, Chris Jones,
DT David Galloway, Curley Culp
DE Neil Smith, Chuck Walker,
OLB Derrick Thomas, Larry Stallings
MLB Willie Lanier, Derrick Johnson,
OLB Bobby Bell, Justin Houston
CB Roger Wehrli, Dale Carter
SS Eric Berry, Jerry Stovall
FS Larry Wilson, Deron Cherry,
CB Emmett Thomas, Albert Lewis,
Punt/Kick Return--Terry Metcalf, Dante Hall.
Head Coach--Hank Stram
A couple current Chiefs are very close to cracking this squad. Mitchell Schwartz is as good as they come as an OT. It's a matter of time before Patrick Mahomes pushes his way onto this team.