The Kansas City Chiefs enshrined the newest member of their Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor at halftime on Sunday night during the team’s Week 9 game against the Tennessee Titans.
Surrounded by Chiefs alumni for the team’s annual Legends Game, Kimble Anders became the 51st member and the 47th player to be inducted into the Hall of Honor. The former HB/FB played in Kansas City from 1991-2000, appearing in 125 games with 94 starts across 10 seasons, playing for both Marty Schottenheimer and Gunther Cunningham during his career.
Speaking with media members, Anders was asked what it meant for him to see his name up in the Ring of Honor at Arrowhead Stadium with other Chiefs greats.
“It’s an honor,” Anders told reporters. “It’s an honor to be part of history that’s going to be there forever, so I’m really thankful and grateful for it as well.”
At halftime on Sunday, we inducted the newest member to the Chiefs Hall of Honor – Kimble Anders 👏
In Anders’ 10 year career with the Chiefs, he became the only player in franchise history, regardless of position, to rank in the top 15 in both career rushing & receiving yards. pic.twitter.com/1fsktR5w87
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) November 8, 2022
Anders earned three consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 1995 through 1997 with the reputation of a dual threat as a receiver and runner. During his 10 seasons with the Chiefs, he amassed 495 carries for 2,261 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground, also catching 369 passes for 2,829 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.
Asked about his fondest memory from his playing days, Anders simply pointed to the team and his teammates rather than recalling any specific memory.
“Just the team,” Anders said. “The team aspect that we had, just being with my teammates. That’s my biggest, fondest memory. Just going out there and being able to compete and go out there for a football game and be with your brothers on the field and go out there and have some fun.”
As for the current Chiefs team, Anders feels he would’ve fit in with Andy Reid’s pass-first offense.
“I’d probably fit in pretty good because you don’t run the ball a whole lot, so I’d catch a lot of passes and do a little blocking,” Anders said. “I can handle that. So, it’d be great, I think it’d be a great fit.”