The Pro Football Hall of Fame inducted four players and one coach yesterday. The coach was Hank Stram, who spent 15 seasons with the Chiefs organization and was the team’s first head coach. He put together a record of 124-76-10 and led the Chiefs to three AFL Championships (one was as the head coach of the Dallas, Texans, who became the Chiefs in 1963) and two trips to the Super Bowl. Kansas City beat Minnesota 23-7 in Super Bowl IV. Stram’s health has declined due to diabetes and his induction speech was delivered via videotape and proved to be the most moving speech of the day. Marcus Allen was also inducted on Sunday. In 16 seasons in the NFL, his most memorable moments came wearing a Raider’s uniform. But after being relegated to back up status there, Allen signed on with the Chiefs in 1993 and averaged 739 yards rushing and 8.8 touchdowns per season. He was also good for 28 receptions per season, scoring three touchdowns through the air. He retired after the 1997 season. James Lofton, Jo DeLamielleure and Elvin Bethea were also inducted yesterday.
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