For a segment of Kansas City Chiefs fans old enough to remember the joys of watching the team in the nineties, fullback Kimble Anders was a fan favorite and vital offensive cog. Now the Chiefs have decided they’re going to honor the longtime fullback in the best way a franchise can—by inducting him into the team’s Hall of Fame as their 2022 entrant.
The Chiefs made the announcement on Saturday during the third and final day of the 2022 NFL Draft. The Chiefs hold the induction ceremony every year during the fall at a home game at Arrowhead Stadium and this year will be no different. The team announced that Anders will be honored in front of the home crowd during Chiefs Legends Weekend.
Anders was the team’s fullback during some of the most exciting years of Chiefs football up until that point. Marty Schottenheimer’s offensive units featured quarterbacks like Joe Montana and Steve Bono, which made it fun to watch the offense move the ball with such ease. Marcus Allen was the featured back in those years with Anders as his lead blocker.
Anders went to three Pro Bowls in those years for the AFC, from 1995 through 1997, as he also showcased his pass-catching prowess in a rare skill set for a fullback. Anders caught 369 passes for 2,829 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns in his 10-year career. He also rushed 495 times for 2,261 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns in that span, good for a 4.6 yards/carry average.
Anders has coached at both the high school and college levels and even interned with the Buccaneers as recently as 2019.