Kendall Gammon

Kendall Robert Gammon (born October 23, 1968) is a former American football long snapper and tight end who played for three teams in the National Football League. In 2004, Gammon was the first pure long-snapper to be selected for the Pro Bowl.[1] Gammon currently serves as the field reporter and pre-game host for the Kansas City Chiefs' radio broadcasts on "101 The Fox".[1]

Kendall Gammon
No. 60, 62, 46, 86, 83
Position:Long snapper/Tight end
Personal information
Born:October 23, 1968 (age 50)
Rose Hill, Kansas
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Rose Hill (KS)
College:Pittsburg State
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 11 / Pick: 291
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:234
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

College career

Gammon attended Pittsburg State University, where he was a captain of the football team his junior and senior year.[2] He played tight end, offensive tackle, offensive guard and also handled the long-snaping. In 1991, Gammon was a part of the team coached by Chuck Broyles that won the Division II National Championship.[3]

NFL career

Gammon was drafted 291st overall in the 1992 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.[4] For the Steelers, he was the long snapper and backup offensive lineman from 1992 to 1995.

After spending four years with the New Orleans Saints, Gammon signed with the Chiefs as a free agent in February 2000. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2005 as a special teams player, long snapping for the AFC team.[5] Gammon was the first pure long-snapper to be selected for the Pro Bowl.[1]

Gammon played in 218 consecutive games and appeared in Super Bowl XXX with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1995.[6][7]

After the NFL

In January 2008, Gammon returned to Pittsburg State, in Pittsburg, Kansas. He serves as the university’s Director of Development for Intercollegiate Athletics.[8]

Gammon was the co-owner of Paradise Nursery, a retail/wholesale distributor of nursery products in Kansas City, which was sold in 2013.[2]

Gammon has written two books, Life's a Snap: Building on the Past to Improve Your Future (ISBN 978-0981557403) and Game Plan: Leadership Lessons from the Best of the NFL (ISBN 978-0981557410).[6]

Personal life

Gammon married his college sweetheart while attending Pittsburg State.[2] His son, Blaise, is a tight end for Kansas State[9]

References

  1. ^ a b c KCCHIEFS radio Archived October 7, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c "About Kendall". KendallGammon.com. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ "DII Football". NCAA.com.
  4. ^ "National Football League: NFL Draft History". NFL.com.
  5. ^ "2004 NFL Pro Bowlers". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  6. ^ a b Megan Armstrong. "Former NFL Long Snapper Kendall Gammon Thrived as NFL Role Player". Bleacher Report.
  7. ^ "Kendall Gammon: Game Logs at NFL.com". nfl.com.
  8. ^ "Meet the Staff". Pittsburg State University.
  9. ^ "Blaise Gammon profile". KStateSports.com.
1992 NFL Draft

The 1992 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 26–27, 1992, at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, New York. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

The 1992 draft was notable because for the first time since 1958 one team, the Indianapolis Colts, held the first two overall picks. Neither made a major impact in the league, and the 1992 draft in retrospect is considered one of the worst in league history. It is the only draft since 1960 to produce no Pro Football Hall of Famers. It was also the final NFL Draft featuring twelve rounds of selections; the league would reduce the rounds to eight the following season, and then seven the year after that, where it has remained since.

1997 New Orleans Saints season

The 1997 New Orleans Saints season was the Saints 31st season.

1998 New Orleans Saints season

The 1998 New Orleans Saints season was the team’s 32nd as a member of the National Football League (NFL).The Saints failed to qualify for the playoffs for the sixth straight year, and after a promising start of 3–0 only equalled their 6–10 record of the previous season. In the process the Saints lost to the 0–7 Carolina Panthers and were to follow this up the following season against the expansion Browns to become the only team since the NFL/AFL merger to lose to the last winless team in successive seasons.

1999 New Orleans Saints season

The 1999 New Orleans Saints season was the Saints' thirty-third NFL season. This was Mike Ditka's third and final season as the Saints' head coach, as he was fired, along with his entire coaching staff and general manager Bill Kuharich, three days after the conclusion of the season.

During 1999, the Saints became the first team to lose to the expansion Cleveland Browns and in the process became the only team since the NFL/AFL merger in 1970 to lose to the last winless team in successive seasons.

2001 Kansas City Chiefs season

The 2001 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 32nd season in the National Football League, the 42nd overall and the first under head coach Dick Vermeil, and failing to qualify for the playoffs or to improve upon their 7–9 record from 2000, with a 6–10 record, which netted them a fourth place finish in the AFC West.

Along with new coaches joining the team, new additions appeared on the Chiefs’ roster, including running back Priest Holmes and quarterback Trent Green. Coach Dick Vermeil began to install a powerful offense similar to the one he installed in St. Louis to win Super Bowl XXXIV.

2002 Kansas City Chiefs season

The 2002 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 33rd season in the National Football League, the 43rd overall, the franchise's 40th season in Kansas City, Missouri and the second under head coach Dick Vermeil.

The Chiefs's high-powered offense was led by quarterback Trent Green and 2002 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Priest Holmes, in the second of Holmes's three consecutive all-pro seasons. Green had a 2-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio (26 to 13), and Holmes led the league in touchdowns (24) and overall scoring (144 points).

Kansas City scored 467 points (29.2 per game), but gave up 399 points (24.9 per game), the second most in the AFC and fifth-most in the NFL. Football Outsiders stated that the 2002 Chiefs have the second-largest Offense-Defense imbalance from 1992–2010 (the largest discrepancy coming from the 1992 Seattle Seahawks). Football Outsiders also calculated that the Chiefs had the second most efficient running game in the same period (second only to the 2000 St. Louis Rams).The Chiefs' offense also set two new NFL records with the fewest fumbles in a season (7, broken in 2010) and fewest fumbles lost in a season (2), the latter of which still stands.

2003 Kansas City Chiefs season

The 2003 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 34th season in the National Football League, the 44th overall and the third under head coach Dick Vermeil.

The season resulted in a 13–3 winning record, beginning with a nine-game winning streak—the franchise's best start in their 40-year history. The Chiefs won the AFC West and clinched the second seed in the playoffs. Kansas City lost in an offensive shootout at home in the AFC Divisional Playoffs to the Indianapolis Colts 38–31, a game noted for involving no punts from either team's kicking squad.

The season is best remembered for the Chiefs' record-breaking offense. On December 28, running back Priest Holmes broke Marshall Faulk's single-season rushing touchdown record by scoring his 27th rushing touchdown against the Chicago Bears. Quarterback Trent Green threw for 4,000 yards and kick returner Dante Hall returned four kicks for touchdowns. However, the weak Chiefs defense would prove to be too big of weakness, as they failed to stop the Colts in the 2003-04 playoffs. The Chiefs offensive line from the season has frequently been considered one of the best offensive lines in NFL history. Two members of the offensive line have been inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Will Shields and Willie Roaf, as well as the tight end from the team, Tony Gonzalez.

2004 Kansas City Chiefs season

The 2004 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 45th season, their 42nd in Kansas City, and 35th in the National Football League.

The 2004 season proved not to be as successful as the team's previous season. Though the Chiefs finished the regular season with the most yards and the second highest number of points, they also had a losing record of 7–9 and no playoff appearance. In fact, the Chiefs' 483 points-scored was the highest total in NFL history for a team that finished the season with a losing record.

2005 Pro Bowl

The 2005 Pro Bowl was the NFL's all-star game for the 2004 season. The game was played February 13, 2005, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The final score was AFC 38 – NFC 27. The most valuable player was Peyton Manning of the Colts. The game holds the record as the latest Pro Bowl played during the calendar year, and the latest NFL game.

J. P. Darche

Jean-Philippe "J. P." Darche (born February 28, 1975) is a former American and Canadian football long snapper. He was signed and drafted by the Toronto Argonauts in 1999. He played CIS football at McGill.

Darche has also played for the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs. He is the older brother of Mathieu Darche, a retired National Hockey League player.

Len Dawson

Leonard Ray Dawson (born June 20, 1935) is a former American football quarterback and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played 19 seasons for three professional teams, the last 14 seasons with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs, and played college football at Purdue University.

Dawson led the Texans/Chiefs to three American Football League Championships (1962, 1966, 1969), and a victory in Super Bowl IV over the Minnesota Vikings, for which he won the game's MVP award. Dawson retired from professional football after the 1975 season, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987. He is former sports director at KMBC-TV in Kansas City and former color analyst for the Chiefs Radio Network. Dawson owned the Chiefs single season passing touchdown record which he set in 1964 with 30 touchdowns. The record stood until November 11, 2018 when Patrick Mahomes threw his 31st touchdown of the 2018 season.

List of people from Butler County, Kansas

The following is a list of people from Butler County, Kansas. The area includes the cities of El Dorado, Augusta, Rose Hill, and other cities rural areas in the county. Inclusion on the list should be reserved for notable people past and present who have resided in the county, either in cities or rural areas.

Mitch Holthus

Mitchell G. "Mitch" Holthus (; born June 28, 1957), is the play-by-play announcer for the Kansas City Chiefs and a college basketball announcer for ESPN. Additionally, he hosts "Chiefs Insider". He also hosts "Chiefs Live" on kcchiefs.com, with Kendall Gammon.

Pittsburg State Gorillas

The Pittsburg State Gorillas are the sports teams of Pittsburg State University located in Pittsburg, Kansas. They participate in the NCAA Division II and in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg State University (Pitt State or PSU) is a public university in Pittsburg, Kansas. It enrolls approximately 7,400 students (6,000 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students) and is a member of the Kansas Board of Regents.

Rose Hill, Kansas

Rose Hill is a city in Butler County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,931.

Rose Hill High School

Rose Hill High School is a public high school in Rose Hill, Kansas, United States operated by Unified School District 394. The school's mascot is a rocket. The school colors are red and white. The school competes in the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail league and is in Division IV.

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