Former Chiefs punter Jerrel Wilson inducted into Mobile Sports Hall of Fame

(Original Caption) Kansas City Chiefs logo on a helmet.
(Original Caption) Kansas City Chiefs logo on a helmet. /

Jerrel Wilson, a former Chiefs punter and member of the team’s Hall of Fame, will be inducted into the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame in April.

Fans have seen just what a great punter can do. Dustin Colquitt shows week in and week out how an excellent punter can shift the outcome of a game. While the Chiefs enjoy Colquitt and have rewarded him accordingly as the highest-paid punter in the NFL, he’s also not the only incredible punter the team has employed over the years.

Jerrel Wilson was the Chiefs first great punter and held the position for an incredible run of 15 years, and now he’ll be honored as the newest member of the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame on April 6. Wilson is also a member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame and was the team’s punter from 1963-1977.

Wilson was a three-time Pro Bowler and was named to the second team of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-1970s Team. He was selected in the 11th round of the 1963 AFL Draft, the same class as Bobby Bell and Buck Buchanan.

The class of 2017 also includes former NBA player Jason Caffey, former NFL player Lawyer Tillman  and former pro pitcher Dave Stapleton.