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KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 13, 1991: Christian Okoye #35 of the Kansas City Chiefs being tackled be J.B. Brown #37 of the Miami Dolphins during a game on October 13, 1991 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

50. Christian Okoye wins rushing title

Few players in National Football League history have captured the imagination like former Kansas City Chiefs running back Christian Okoye. The Nigerian Nightmare broke into the league at age 25 after trying to make a career in track, and he found a home under head coach Marty Schottenheimer. The Chiefs drafted Okoye in the second round of the 1987 NFL Draft out of Azusa Pacific and in his third season, watched Okoye blossom into a legitimate star.

In 1989, Okoye rushed for 1,480 yards and 12 touchdowns, earning himself All-Pro honors and the league’s rushing title. It was the first time a Chiefs player had won the accolade, and it signified Kansas City becoming a power in the AFC, something it had not been in almost two decades. The following season, the Chiefs would make the playoffs for each of the next six seasons, a stretch unmatched by any other team during that stretch.

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