At Saturday’s 45th annual 101 Awards, Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt announced that former cornerback Gary Green will be inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame.
The 10th overall pick of the 1977 draft played his first seven seasons with Kansas City, earning three Pro Bowl nods (four for his career) along the way.
As a member of the Chiefs, Green tallied 24 interceptions in 100 games, averaging one per 4.1 starts. To give that context, the five-time All-Pro snatched more notched more interceptions in a Chiefs uniform than Dale Carter (21) and Brandon Flowers (17).
Green, who began his career as a left corner, told The Kansas City Star, “My first three or four years, they wouldn’t even throw at me,” noting that teams would always place their best receiver on the opposite side of the field. However, after his defensive backs coach granted him more freedom, he started shadowing No. 1 wideouts and earning All-Pro selections.
"I love Kansas City. It was the first time I’d ever been anywhere that has four seasons. It has the largest variance of temperature of any place I’ve ever been in my life; 100 degrees during July and well below zero [in the winter]. Kansas City’s a place that I love. It’s a part of my life. It’s a part of my heart."