Nick Lowery, kicker
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While Colquitt took punting to new heights for the Chiefs, it's Nick Lowery who set a new standard for longevity and excellence while kicking in Kansas City.
Lowery, a graduate of Dartmouth, landed with the New England Patriots to begin his career in 1978 and wouldn't make it to Kansas City until 1980. Given that he went on to play in 212 games for the Chiefs and served as their kicker for 14 years, it's amazing to think those totals could have been significantly higher with two years elsewhere before K.C. and another three seasons after with the New York Jets.
In his 14 years in Kansas City, Lowery showed off one of the strongest legs in NFL history. He led the league with the longest field goal in his first full season in K.C. with a 57-yard kick, and he would lead the league in that same category three more times. Not only was his range impressive but he was also incredibly accurate and led the league in field goal percentage on three separate occasions.
In the end, Lowery was celebrated as a three-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler who would eventually find his way to the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2009.