Ed Budde, a former Kansas Metropolis Chiefs offensive lineman and Tremendous Bowl IV champion, has handed away on the age of 89, in accordance with an announcement Tuesday from his household.
The Budde household made the announcement by means of the Chiefs group. It’s at present unknown how Budde died.
“My household and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Chiefs Corridor of Famer Ed Budde,” stated Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt in an announcement. “Ed spent his complete 14-year profession with the Chiefs, and he was a cornerstone of these early Chiefs groups that introduced professional soccer to Kansas Metropolis. He by no means missed a sport within the first 9 seasons of his profession, and he rightfully earned recognition as an All-Star, a Professional-Bowler and a Tremendous Bowl Champion. After his taking part in profession, Ed remained linked to the Chiefs group and was a founding member of the Kansas Metropolis Ambassadors.”
We’re saddened to share the passing of Chiefs Corridor of Fame offensive lineman and Kansas Metropolis Ambassador Ed Budde.
📝: https://t.co/CbIGHGRyVq pic.twitter.com/tFHBr9Fy1k
— Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 20, 2023
A standout at Michigan State College, Budde was chosen by the Chiefs within the first spherical of the 1963 AFL Draft and determined to play for Kansas Metropolis fairly than the Philadelphia Eagles.
A seven-time Professional Bowler and two-time All-Professional, Budde was a Chief his entire profession, together with once they gained the AFL Championship and squared off in Tremendous Bowl I towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers. (RELATED: What’s Going On? Colts Shockingly Droop Two Gamers For The Relaxation Of The Season In The Center Of Playoff Race)
Following the 1976 season, Budde retired from the NFL and was named to the All-time All-AFL Staff.