Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Ed & Dave Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2005, 08:40 PM  
ChiefsCountry ChiefsCountry is offline
MVP
 
ChiefsCountry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Lake of the Ozarks
Casino cash: $6215
Jerell Wilson Dies at 63

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansas...s/11355923.htm

Former Chief punting great Jerrel Wilson dies

By ADAM TEICHER The Kansas City Star


Longtime Chiefs punter Jerrel Wilson, a member of the team's Hall of Fame and an integral part of the great teams of the 1960s and '70s, died Saturday of cancer in Bronson, Texas.

He was 63.

Wilson was known as “Thunderfoot” for his booming punts while playing for the Chiefs from 1963 through 1977. He still is considered one of the best punters in NFL history.

“The excellence of his talent was easy for everybody to see,” said former Kansas City linebacker Willie Lanier, another member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame. “He was incredible to watch. Jerrel was a big part of our success. He would always give us a boost when it came to field position. That made the job of the defense that much easier.”

Wilson played 15 seasons for the Chiefs, which is still more than any other player in franchise history. He played in 203 games for Kansas City, second only to Nick Lowery's 212 in a Chiefs uniform. Wilson finished his career with one season with New England in 1978.

Wilson was a member of the all-time American Football League team that was selected after the league became part of the NFL. He had a career average of 43.0 yards per kick and was at his best during big games. His Super Bowl average of 46.5 yards in 11 punts is a record.

“He could really boom it,” former Chiefs general manager Jack Steadman said. “There were many times he kicked us out of trouble with a 65-yard punt, a 70-yard punt.

“My feeling is that he should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”

Wilson was drafted by the Chiefs in the 11th round in 1963 out of Southern Mississippi, which also turned out former Oakland punter Ray Guy, regarded by many as the best punter ever.

Wilson led the league in punting four times, tied with Sammy Baugh for the most ever, and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times (1970-72).

“(Former Chiefs coach) Hank Stram used to say he's never seen anyone who could attack a football like Wilson could,” said Bill Richardson, who used to cover the Chiefs for The Kansas City Star and saw Wilson play for many years.

Wilson's value to the Chiefs as a punter became evident early in his career. He was occasionally pressed into duty as an emergency running back in an era of limited rosters. He carried the ball 22 times for 53 yards in his career.

“After watching him play running back,” Lanier said, “it was even more obvious his skills were as a punter.”

After leaving football, Wilson moved to Texas to be near his ailing parents, according to Sean Wilson, the eldest of his two sons. Wilson worked in the fishing industry, selling boats, guiding tours and running a marina for a time.

But football was always his main interest.

“Even after leaving football, it was everything he ever talked about,” Sean Wilson said.

“If his body would have allowed it, he would have kept on playing. He never stopped with the stories of all the guys and all the good times he had with the Chiefs.”

Wilson will be buried Saturday in Huntsville, Texas.
Posts: 28,030
ChiefsCountry is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiefsCountry is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiefsCountry is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiefsCountry is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiefsCountry is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiefsCountry is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiefsCountry is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiefsCountry is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiefsCountry is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiefsCountry is obviously part of the inner Circle.ChiefsCountry is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 08:41 PM   #2
4th and Long 4th and Long is offline
Wherefore art thou, Romeo
 
4th and Long's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: In a house
Casino cash: $5000
Posts: 19,275
4th and Long is too fat/Omaha.4th and Long is too fat/Omaha.4th and Long is too fat/Omaha.4th and Long is too fat/Omaha.4th and Long is too fat/Omaha.4th and Long is too fat/Omaha.4th and Long is too fat/Omaha.4th and Long is too fat/Omaha.4th and Long is too fat/Omaha.4th and Long is too fat/Omaha.4th and Long is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 08:42 PM   #3
KCFalcon59 KCFalcon59 is offline
Supporter
 
KCFalcon59's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Casino cash: $15676
He was great. RIP Jerrel
Posts: 5,763
KCFalcon59 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliKCFalcon59 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliKCFalcon59 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliKCFalcon59 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliKCFalcon59 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliKCFalcon59 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliKCFalcon59 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliKCFalcon59 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliKCFalcon59 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliKCFalcon59 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliKCFalcon59 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 08:43 PM   #4
gblowfish gblowfish is offline
Be Kind To Your Pets
 
gblowfish's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Glorious Independence, MO
Casino cash: $6587
VARSITY
That's very sad news. He should be a Canton HOF guy. He was the dominant punter of the 1960's, and was Ray Guy's role model. He started with the Chiefs as a running back. He led the AFL in punting many years. Very very sad news.
Posts: 27,067
gblowfish is obviously part of the inner Circle.gblowfish is obviously part of the inner Circle.gblowfish is obviously part of the inner Circle.gblowfish is obviously part of the inner Circle.gblowfish is obviously part of the inner Circle.gblowfish is obviously part of the inner Circle.gblowfish is obviously part of the inner Circle.gblowfish is obviously part of the inner Circle.gblowfish is obviously part of the inner Circle.gblowfish is obviously part of the inner Circle.gblowfish is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 08:46 PM   #5
milkman milkman is offline
Dumbass!
 
milkman's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Leading the Marty bashing
Casino cash: $5820
Quote:
"After watching him play RB," Lanier said, "It was even more obvious that his skills were as a punter"
That's just funny.

RIP Jerrel.
__________________
Posts: 64,135
milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 08:49 PM   #6
Skip Towne Skip Towne is offline
Supporter
 
Skip Towne's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: T-Town
Casino cash: $5000
Oh, man, not Thunderfoot. Probably the greatest punter EVAR!!!!!!
Posts: 69,672
Skip Towne < CasselSkip Towne < CasselSkip Towne < CasselSkip Towne < CasselSkip Towne < CasselSkip Towne < CasselSkip Towne < CasselSkip Towne < CasselSkip Towne < CasselSkip Towne < CasselSkip Towne < Cassel
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 08:59 PM   #7
mississippichiefan mississippichiefan is offline
Starter
 

Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: mississippi
Casino cash: $5000
One of if not the greatest punter ever . I still remember those booming punts . rip jerell . Go Chiefs !!
Posts: 164
mississippichiefan is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.mississippichiefan is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 09:00 PM   #8
KChiefs1 KChiefs1 is online now
ChiefsPlanet Pick'em Champ!
 
KChiefs1's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Mid-Missouri
Casino cash: $6106
RIP to the greatest punter who ever lived.
Posts: 8,995
KChiefs1 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.KChiefs1 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.KChiefs1 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.KChiefs1 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.KChiefs1 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.KChiefs1 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.KChiefs1 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.KChiefs1 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.KChiefs1 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.KChiefs1 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.KChiefs1 Forgot to Remove His Claytex and Got Toxic Shock Syndrome.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 09:23 PM   #9
mikey23545 mikey23545 is offline
MVP
 
mikey23545's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Casino cash: $5375
What a punter that SOB was...

Him and Stenerud gave the Chiefs one of the greatest, if not the greatest, kicking combos of all time....
Posts: 11,958
mikey23545 has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.mikey23545 has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.mikey23545 has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.mikey23545 has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.mikey23545 has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.mikey23545 has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.mikey23545 has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.mikey23545 has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.mikey23545 has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.mikey23545 has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.mikey23545 has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 09:25 PM   #10
Braincase Braincase is offline
Captain Nemo
 
Braincase's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Brownbackistan
Casino cash: $5155
RIP
__________________
BrainCase

I'm not procrastinating. I'm prioritizing.
Posts: 15,003
Braincase is too fat/Omaha.Braincase is too fat/Omaha.Braincase is too fat/Omaha.Braincase is too fat/Omaha.Braincase is too fat/Omaha.Braincase is too fat/Omaha.Braincase is too fat/Omaha.Braincase is too fat/Omaha.Braincase is too fat/Omaha.Braincase is too fat/Omaha.Braincase is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 09:29 PM   #11
Rain Man Rain Man is online now
No known superpowers
 
Rain Man's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: In A World Few See
Casino cash: $7841
VARSITY
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikey23545
What a punter that SOB was...

Him and Stenerud gave the Chiefs one of the greatest, if not the greatest, kicking combos of all time....

Agreed. I'm saddened.
__________________
In the final seven games of the 2013 season, the Chiefs averaged 34.6 points per game, scored 38 points or more 4 times, and went 2-5. The NFL has ruined the sport.
Posts: 76,227
Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 09:31 PM   #12
milkman milkman is offline
Dumbass!
 
milkman's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Leading the Marty bashing
Casino cash: $5820
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikey23545
What a punter that SOB was...

Him and Stenerud gave the Chiefs one of the greatest, if not the greatest, kicking combos of all time....
Yeah, as kid growing up watching the Chiefs, I got spoiled.

how have we come to this?
__________________
Posts: 64,135
milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.milkman is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 09:58 PM   #13
TEX TEX is offline
I SURVIVED Herm, Scott & Matt!
 
TEX's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Houston, TX
Casino cash: $5920
As a kid, I used to love watching Wilson BOOM kicks. He and Ray Guy were two of the best ever.
__________________
Welcome to the National FIXED League...
My new FAVORITE Numbers are 43 & 8...
Posts: 14,488
TEX has disabled reputation
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 09:59 PM   #14
Rain Man Rain Man is online now
No known superpowers
 
Rain Man's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: In A World Few See
Casino cash: $7841
VARSITY
Quote:
Originally Posted by TEX
As a kid, I used to love watching Wilson BOOM kicks. He and Ray Guy were two of the best ever.
The only difference being, of course, that Wilson punted for good and Guy punted for evil.
__________________
In the final seven games of the 2013 season, the Chiefs averaged 34.6 points per game, scored 38 points or more 4 times, and went 2-5. The NFL has ruined the sport.
Posts: 76,227
Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 11:35 PM   #15
Michael Michigan Michael Michigan is offline
scribe
 
Michael Michigan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Casino cash: $5000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rain Man
The only difference being, of course, that Wilson punted for good and Guy punted for evil.
Indeed.

RIP Jerrel.
__________________
<<<<<>>>>>


...With all the romance of the TonTon Macoute...
Posts: 2,762
Michael Michigan is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.Michael Michigan is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.Michael Michigan is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.Michael Michigan is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.Michael Michigan is a favorite in the douche of the year contest.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.