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Whether he used a 3-4 defensive alignment or a 4-3, Stram differed from other coaches of that day by always having a man head-up on the center.An excellent evaluator and developer of talent, five players from the Stram-coached Chiefs are members of the Hall of Fame, including Bobby Bell, Buck Buchanan, Dawson, Willie Lanier, and Jan Stenerud.
In the second game of the regular season, Dawson suffered a knee injury that kept him from playing the next six games.
Stram was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003, nine years after Bud Grant, the man whose team he had convincingly defeated in Super Bowl IV, had been enshrined. It was Richardson who coach Hank Stram grabbed and sent into the huddle with the instructions for the play.“Gloster, tell (Dawson), 65 Toss Power Trap.
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He ran Hank Stram’s famous and fateful play-call into the Chiefs’ huddle during Super Bowl IV in 1970. The young coach was an immediate winner in Dallas and won the 1962 AFL championship. He was named American Football League Coach of the Year in 1968.Sign up and get Insider's information & Special Offers
It might pop wide open,” Stram said then.The Chiefs picked Richardson in the seventh round of the 1965 AFL Draft out of Jackson State College, near his hometown of Greenville, Miss.
Lanier, Bell and teammate Jim Lynch were considered by many to be the best linebacker trio of that era.During his 17 seasons as coach of the Texans/Chiefs (1960-1974) and the New Orleans Saints (1976-1977) Stram compiled an impressive 131-97-10 regular-season record and was 5-3 in the post-season. A celebration of life for Richardson will be held Saturday in Chicago.Richardson took part in setting in motion one of the most iconic plays in Chiefs history — 65 Toss Power Trap. You can almost hear Chiefs coaching legend Hank Stram calling it now. Following an 11-3 regular season and second-place finish in their division, Hank Stram's team surged in the playoffs, beating the defending Super Bowl … He was 77.
He made his debut two years later.
He caught a 19-yard touchdown pass in a 13-6 first-round playoff win against the Jets.He later played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Browns and added a second Super Bowl ring with the Cowboys in the 1971 season.In all, Richardson played in 92 professional games, catching 92 passes for 1,976 yards and 18 touchdowns.He coached wide receivers at Mississippi Valley State from 1983-84, including NFL legend Jerry Rice.Richardson’s older brother, Willie, was a two-time Pro-Bowl selection with the Baltimore Colts, and preceded him in death four years ago.Get sports-only coverage on the Chiefs' championship run, plus other area team news, for just $30 a year.On Friday, hours after his new contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs became official, tight end Travis Kelce revealed an initiative called “Ignition Lab,” a workspace for inner-city kids in KC.Get sports-only coverage on the Chiefs' championship run, plus other area team news, for just $30 a year.Real-time updates and all local stories you want right in the palm of your hand. G | Buffalo Bills
Background The game was awarded to New Orleans on March 19, 1969, at the owners meetings held in Palm Springs, California. Even non-sports fans have heard Hank Stram's most famous quote as coach of the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl IV: "Just keep matriculating the …