November 12, 2022

By Fred Liggett
sports.lstribune08@gmail.com

In 1991 Kimble Anders came to Kansas City after signing a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. That non-guaranteed contract turned into a very successful 10 year career with the Chiefs and now has landed Anders in the Chiefs Hall of Fame.

The Chiefs formally inducted Fullback Kimble Anders into the team’s hall of fame and the ring of honor on Sunday, Nov. 6. Anders reached the end zone 18 times as a Chief but on this night Anders went to the 50 yard line at halftime for the induction ceremony. Nearly 80 Chiefs alumni were scheduled to be present at the team’s annual legends game festivities. A few of the big names on hand were former Chiefs Marcus Allen, Christian Okoye, Jan Stenerud and Stephone Paige.

Anders following the ceremony commented the “Chiefs have a lot of worthy guys.” Anders feels “thankful” as Anders calls himself “an undersized fullback.” Regarding being the newest Chiefs ring of honor member? Anders says, “It’s an honor.” Leading up to the Chiefs Hall of Fame weekend Anders heard from former teammates and other Hall of Famers. “It’s been great” Anders states and admits he heard from former teammate Derrick Graham and Chiefs hall of famer Bobby Bell.

Anders played during a successful run in team history and coached by Marty Schottenheimer. Anders take away from his time as a Chief “the team aspect we had.” The game of football remains a large part of Anders life. Following his Chiefs career Anders began coaching at area high schools and at a small area college. Anders says it’s fun to be “working with kids, being able to make an impact in Kansas City.” Anders future plans include coaching professional football. Anders has begun his dreams of coaching in the NFL having worked with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this year during the pre-season. Anders currently coaches and resides in his native state of Texas.

While a Chief, Anders won a lot of games and his former team won on this Hall of Fame night in a thrilling come from behind 20-17 overtime win over the Tennessee Titans.

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