Gary Spani (born January 9, 1956) is a former NFLlinebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1978-1986. He has worked for the Chiefs' front office since 1989, and is currently the director of tickets and events marketing for the Chiefs.
The Chiefs selected Spani in the third round of the 1978 NFL Draft. As a pro, Spani was a hardnosed and tenacious player. He was a team captain for the Chiefs in 1983. He still holds the all-time tackles record for the Kansas City Chiefs, where he registered 999 career stops. His single-season record of 157 tackles with the Chiefs, set in 1979, stood until 2002 when it was broken by Mike Maslowski.
Daughter Shalin Spani played college basketball for the Kansas State University Wildcats from 2007-2010. She later married K-State star quarterback and Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein. Daughter Taber Spani plays college basketball for the Tennessee Lady Vols. His third daughter, Tanis Spani, is a member of the Southwest Baptist University Lady Bearcat basketball team.