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NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 30: (L-R) NFL Hall of Fame Inductees Jan Stenerud, Randal McDaniel, Bobby Bell, and Paul Krause attend the 2014 Legends For Charity Dinner at Grand Hyatt New York on January 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Killian/WireImage)

11. Bobby Bell gets inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame (1983)

Bobby Bell blazed the trail that every Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer will follow in donning a gold jacket. Before Justin Houston and Tamba Hali, before Derrick Thomas, Bell was the first premiere outside linebacker for the Chiefs. Bell played 168 games in Kansas City, nearly identical to Thomas’ 169 games. They are the Chiefs only outside linebackers to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Separated by 20 years, the two were both generational talents of their eras.

Bell played his entire career in Kansas City and retired in 1974. Toiling in the early days of the American Football League, Bell was at the core of the Chiefs defense that set the tone for the franchise for decades to come. Bell played and led a group of defenders that includes Willie Lanier, Curley Culp, Buck Buchanan and Emmitt Thomas; all of whom are inductees to the Hall of Fame. Bell led the way for all of these players of his era.

Though his teammates followed, Bell was the first Chiefs player to inducted to the Hall due to a brilliance that included dropping into coverage and getting pressure on the quarterback. At the time he was inducted, Bell joined founder Lamar Hunt as the only Chiefs inductees.

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