Willie Edward Lanier (born August 21, 1945) is an American former professional football player who was a middle linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1967 through 1977. He won postseason honors for eight consecutive years, making the American Football League All-Star team in 1968 and 1969 before being selected to the Pro Bowl from 1970 through 1975.
Willie Lanier played middle linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs for 11 seasons from 1967 through 1977. As the first African-American to star at that demanding position, he not only was a true pioneer but also the key man on one of the National Football League's strongest defensive teams.
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. Willie Edward Lanier (Contact) Position: LB 6-1, 245lb (185cm, 111kg) Born: August 21, 1945 in Clover, VA. College: Morgan St. Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 86 (320th overall since 1960) High School: Maggie L. Walker Draft: Kansas City Chiefs in the 2nd round (50th overall) of the 1967 NFL Draft.
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). Trivia (2) Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986. Linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs (1967-1977). See also Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites
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Willie Lanier went from Maggie Walker High, to Morgan State, to the Kansas City Chiefs, to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS PHOTO When he started playing in the NFL Willie...
SALISBURY, NC — Even at 76 years old, Willie Lanier stands out in a crowd. The former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker and Pro Football Hall of Famer may have lost an inch or two from his playing height of 6’1, but he still has a towering presence. Armed with a razor-sharp intellect and a vocabulary to match, when he speaks — people listen.
Willie Lanier (Willie Edward Lanier) was born on 21 August, 1945 in Clover, Virginia, USA, is an Actor. Discover Willie Lanier's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 76 years old?