Ed & Brad Budde set to make picks for KC Chiefs in Round 2
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs will be represented by Ed & Brad Budde as they announce the team’s second-round picks.
On Friday night, one of the more interesting pieces of franchise trivia for the Kansas City Chiefs will be made known when both Ed Budde and Brad Budde take the stage there at Union Station. The father and son pair were announced as the representatives for the Chiefs in the second round.
Each NFL team will have franchise legends or figures announcing their official selections for Round 2 from the dais, from Hall of Famers to current stars. For example, Devin Hester will rep the Chicago Bears, while Terron Armstead will announce the Miami Dolphins pick.
For the Chiefs, the Buddes will be the only announcers requiring multiple persons, but they’re doing so for good reason. Younger fans might not realize this but Ed Budde and Brad Budde are the only first-round father and son pairing to ever be drafted to play the same position for the same team, It’s quite incredible, really.
Ed Budde was the Chiefs first-round pick back in the 1963 AFL Draft and he would go on to play 14 seasons with the Chiefs. In 1984, he was inducted into the team’s RIng of Honor for such a prolonged and excellent career. He was a five-time AFL All-Star (the pre-Pro Bowl) and two-time Pro Bowler and remains one of the finest OL ever to suit up for the Chiefs.
As for Brad Budde, he was the team’s first-round choice in the 1980 NFL Draft at No. 11 overall after starring at USC. He wound up starting 79 games across seven seasons before retiring after the 1987 campaign.