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47. Ed Podolak

A Super Bowl Champion in his rookie season (although he did not do that much), Ed Podolak would work his way to become a dependable cog of the Kansas City offense.  Podolak was a dual threat Running Back who would rush for 4,451 Yards and catch another 288 passes for 2,456 Yards contributing 40 Touchdowns in total in his career, which were all spent in Kansas City.  When he wasn’t on offense he was used on Special Teams where he would use his athleticism to become an adept returner who in 1970 was the league leader in All-Purpose Yards.

Podolak will best be remembered actually for a playoff loss where in 1971 he would set a still unbroken record with 350 All-Purpose Yards. 

He would become a successful football broadcaster after his playing days.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Punt Returner, Running Back
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round 48th Overall in the NFL 1/28/69.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1977 Season.
  • Games Played: 104
  • Notable Statistics:

    65 Games Started

    1,157 Rushing Attempts

    4,451 Rushing Yards

    288 Receptions

    2,456 Receiving Yards

    6 Receiving Touchdowns

    86 Punt Returns

    739 Punt Return Yards

    34 Kick Return Yards

    697 Kick Return Yards
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (IV)

    AFL Champion (1969)

    Second Team All Pro Selection (2010)

    Pro Bowl (2010)

    Most All-Purpose Yards (1970)

    Most Yards Per Punt Return (1970)

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