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Gary Spani (Born January 9, 1956 in Satanta, Kansas) was a NFL linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1978-1987. He graduated from high school in Manhattan, Kansas, and played college football at Kansas State University, where he was named the school's first consensus All-American in 1977. 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Satanta is a city located in Haskell County, Kansas. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field Arrowhead Stadium City Kansas City, Missouri Team Colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Dick Vermeil League Championships (3) AFL Champions: 1962, 1966 AFL Champions & Super Bowl: 1969 (IV) Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (8) AFL West: 1962, 1965, 1966 AFC... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Riley County Courthouse, Manhattan Manhattan is a town located in northeastern Kansas at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Other U.S. States Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators {{{Senators}}} Official languages None Area 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² (15th)  - Land 81,815 mi²; 211,900 km²  - Water 462 mi²; 1,196 km² (0. ... Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ...

Spani was a hardnosed and tencious player who still holds the all-time tackles record for Kansas State University and the Kansas City Chiefs, where he registered 999 career stops. His single-season record of 157 tackles with the Chiefs in 1979 stood until 2002. Jump to: navigation, search This page refers to the year 1979. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Spani was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2003. The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Arguably the greatest football player in Kansas State University history, Gary Spani dominated the defensive side of the ball and is the first player from the school to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Gary's precision to dissect a play and then wreak havoc was incredible to watch.
Spani is a member of the Kansas State Sports Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor, K-State's All-Century Team, AP's All-Time Big-8 Team, and has been named to Sports Illustrated's 50 Greatest Players of the 20th Century from the state of Kansas.
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