Willie Edward Lanier (August 21, 1945, Clover, Virginia) is a former American Footballlinebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs. August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... 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 Founded 1960 Home Field Arrowhead Stadium City Kansas City, Missouri Colors Red, white and gold Head Coach Dick Vermeil All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 364-320-12 The Kansas City Chiefs are a National Football League team based in Kansas...
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Lanier was born in Clover and attended Maggie L. Walker High School in Richmond, Virginia.
WillieLanier played college football in Morgan State University where he was twice selected to the small-college College Football All-America Team and was also chosen MVP of the Tangerine Bowl.
The linebacking trio of Lanier, Lynch and fellow Hall of Famer Bobby Bell is recognized as one of the most talented in professional football history, lasting until the arrival of new head coach Paul Wiggin in 1975.
Willie had been discovered by a part-time scout named Frank Barnes who was a friend of Hank Stram's who did scouting for us on a regular basis, but he wasn't on our staff.
Later a teenaged WillieLanier furthered his education at a school called Maggie Walker High School in Richmond, VA and judging by Willie's later financial acumen, which is substantial, that school was indeed prophetically named after the first fl female bank president in America.
Lanier's baby boy who grew up to be such a bear of a man. His destiny was to be the prototype of his era.
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