Willie Lanier, in full Willie Edward Lanier, (born August 21, 1945, Clover, Virginia, U.S.), American professional gridiron football player who was an outstanding defensive player for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1960s and ’70s, overturning the stereotype that African Americans could not handle the key defensive position of middle linebacker.
Willie Lanier helped lead a dominant Chiefs defense that smothered the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV. Lanier is confident this year’s Chiefs team is ready to bring home the Lombardi Trophy.
Willie Lanier, Hall of Fame linebacker, reflects on Len Dawson KANSAS CITY CHIEFS NFL Add Topic Hall of Famer Willie Lanier reflects on the late Len Dawson’s Super Bowl IV run with the Chiefs...
Willie Lanier was born on August 21, 1945 in Clover, Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for The Black 6 (1973), The NFL on CBS (1956) and The NFL on NBC (1965).
Willie Edward Lanier graduated in 1963 from Richmond's Maggie Walker High School as a star football player. He attended Morgan State University, in Baltimore, where he started as a walk-on, and became a two-time Small College All-American. In the 1967 draft, he was a second-round pick of the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs.
Hall of Famer Willie Lanier says he nearly died after hit, tells players to obey tackling rule Jarrett Bell USA TODAY 0:00 3:20 RICHMOND, Va. – Three times. That’s the number of instances...
This changed in the Spring of 2020. Thanks to fundraising efforts by Lanier, a new, $1.2 million artificial turf was laid down. The field was renamed to “Willie Lanier Field at Hovey Stadium.”
Willie Lanier was born on the 21st of August, 1945. He is best known for being a Football Player. He won a Super Bowl ring under Chiefs head coach Hank Stram. Willie Lanier’s age is 77. Retired NFL linebacker remembered for his stellar career with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he won Super Bowl IV and was an eight-time All-Pro selection.
Willie Lanier talks about VUU's Willie Lanier Field at Hovey Stadium A man who was part of a crew installing an artificial surface at Virginia Union University on Thursday morning took a break...
Willie Lanier is one of those people. In 1963, when Lanier was playing for Richmond's Maggie L. Walker High School, he first set foot in Hovey Field, the home of Virginia Union University's football team since 1907. As he continued his career at Morgan State University, he would periodically return to Hovey Field.