Longest Runs By Non-RBs In Chiefs History

As we’ve waited for the start of the 2011 NFL season, we didn’t spend the last four months twiddling our thumbs. Always in the search for something different, we’ll bring you some special statistics, some unusual stats.

Today’s example is our list of the longest running plays in Chiefs history from players who were not running backs.

The most unusual long run came during the 1977 season. Against Denver, the Chiefs trailed by seven points late in the fourth quarter. A fake-punt play was called. Rather than snap to P Jerrel Wilson, the direct snap went to up-back Mark Bailey, who then handed off to LB Ray Burk who chugged 51 yards.

But as befitting the karma of the Chiefs in those days, Burk was tackled at the one-yard line. Needing a touchdown and PAT to tie up the Broncos, the Chiefs offense lost six yards on four offensive plays, turning the ball over on downs. Denver won 14-7. The Chiefs finished 2-12 that season.

Here’s the list:

Runners

Pos

Yds

Date

Opponent

Derrick Alexander

WR

82t

12/18/1999

Pittsburgh

Steve Bono

QB

76t

10/1/1995

@Arizona

Larry Brunson

WR

65

10/26/1975

Denver

Henry Marshall

WR

59t

10/17/1976

@Miami

Pete Beathard

QB

52

10/23/1966

@Denver

Mike Livingston

QB

51

10/1/1972

@ Denver

Ray Burks *

LB

51

11/20/1977

Denver

Steve Fuller

QB

49

12/2/1979

Seattle

Len Dawson

QB

43

12/14/1963

Boston

Frank Pitts

WR

42

10/10/1970

San DIego

*-On a fake punt.

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