American Football Database
American Football Database
Kansas City Chiefs retired numbers
Player Position Tenure
3 Jan Stenerud K 1967-79
16 Len Dawson QB 1962-75
18 Emmitt Thomas CB 1966-78
28 Abner Haynes RB 1960-64
33 Stone Johnson 1 2 RB 1963
36 Mack Lee Hill 2 RB 1964-65
58 Derrick Thomas 2 LB 1989-99
63 Willie Lanier LB 1967-77
78 Bobby Bell LB 1963-74
86 Buck Buchanan DT 1963-75
1 Never officially on a Chiefs season roster. His number was retired after his death in training camp in 1963.
2 Number was posthumously retired.
Names in bold spent entire playing career with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs.
The number 37 has not been worn since the death of Joe Delaney.
Number 58 was not issued after the death of Derrick Thomas until it was officially retired in 2009.
The numbers 16 and 28 are the only numbers to have been worn by a single player (both Dawson and Haynes respectively).