Kansas City, Mo. - Two new exhibits and a number of just acquired historic artifacts are now on display at the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Honor at Arrowhead Stadium.
The AFL Breaks the Color Barrier is a new exhibit that traces the history of the Kansas City Chiefs uniform all the way back to the franchise’s days in Dallas and up through the years to today’s new Nike jerseys.
50 Years in Kansas City follows the team’s move from its roots in Dallas to Kansas City in 1963 including the “Operation Touchdown” campaign and the renaming of the team.
Other new additions coming this year to the hall of honor include:
- Jesse Richardson of the Boston Patriots’ helmet with no facemask. Richardson was the last full-time pro to play without a facemask.
- Jan Stenerud’s AFL All-Star jersey from 1970, the final game in AFL history. White with sewn numbers, the jersey contains AFL patches on each sleeve, the only time in the history of the AFL All-Star game that this style was used.
- Hank Stram’s stop watch with his name in tape on back.
- A badly worn Chiefs helmet belonging to the late Jerry Mays.
- Mo Moorman’s home Chiefs jersey.
- EJ Holub’s worn Chiefs helmet. While helmets were routinely re-conditioned, Chiefs players asked that they remain in their worn condition prior to the playing of Super Bowl IV to give the appearance of a tested team.
- Henry Marshall’s road Chiefs jersey with Silver Anniversary Patch. (courtesy Dr. Rob Clemens).
- Otis Taylor’s warmup sideline sweater (courtesy Ed Lothamer.)
- Johnny Robinson’s Super Bowl IV jersey with AFL 10-year patch (courtesy Ararat Shrine).
- Jerrel Wilson’s Super Bowl IV jersey with AFL 10-year patch (courtesy Ararat Shrine).
- Tony Gonzalez’s Pro Bowl shoes.
- Derrick Thomas’ gloves with “58” insignia.
- Christian Okoye’s shoulder pads.
- Ron Jaworski’s shoulder pads.