Though underrated, the Chiefs defense of the 1960s may be among the most dominant in NFL history, and Bobby Bell, HOF ’83, was a huge reason why. As a linebacker and defensive end, he was more than a standout pass rusher. Bell intercepted 26 passes in his career, returning six of them for touchdowns. He averaged almost 20 yards per interception return for his career. His lone career kick return was a 53 yard touchdown (trick stat: it was an onside kick recovery), and, he was a Pro Bowler in 9 of his 10 seasons.
Yesterday, June 17, Bobby Bell turned 72. Today, we wish him a Happy Bell-ated Birthday, and look back at his career as it was originally presented in 2010 on The Top 100 Greatest Players.