Did You know? Mack Lee Hill

Mack Lee Hill made the Chiefs roster as a rookie free agent in 1964, Hill jointed the Chiefs after completing  his college career with Southern University.

Mack led the Chiefs in rushing yards his rookie year, 567 to be exact, producing four touchdowns with 105 carries.

His second year he became the teams second leading rusher, fate did not allow Mack a fair shot that season, as Mack died just days  after the 12th game against the Buffalo Bills  while undergoing a knee operation.

Mack Lee Hill was nicknamed “The Truck”, and was one of three promising young runningbacks to die far too early as a Kansas City Chief, the others being Joe Delaney and Stone Johnson. Three running backs who never had a chance to prove themselves will always be remembered by the Kansas City Chiefs. Both Stone Johnson and Mack Lee Hills numbers have been officially retired, and Joe Delaneys has never been re-assigned since his death.

A career that these three young men never had a chance at, was cherished to the fullest by Priest Holmes, and squandered by a running back named Larry Johnson.

Jamaal Charles, keep it going. You have a chance to be the greatest Chiefs running back of all.

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