Art Still selected to College Football Hall of Fame

File photo of Art Still used with permission from Kentucky media relations. Credit:
File photo of Art Still used with permission from Kentucky media relations. Credit:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Former Chiefs defensive end Art Still is one of 15 players selected for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced Friday.

Still, who played 10 seasons with the Chiefs from 1978 to 1987, was a four-year starter at Kentucky where he enjoyed a decorated college career.

He was a unanimous first-team All-American as a senior, named the 1977 SEC Defensive Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Lombardi Award.

Still, a native of Camden, N.J., was a two-time All-SEC selection and finished his college career with 327 tackles and a school-record 22 tackles for loss in a single season, which he established in 1977.

He is enshrined in the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame and his jersey number is retired. Still is a member of Kentucky’s All-Time Team and the Quarter Century All-SEC team.

The Chiefs selected Still with the second overall pick of the first round in the 1978 NFL Draft.

He enjoyed a successful career in Kansas City as a four-time Pro Bowl selection and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1980 and 1984.

Still started all 136 appearances in a Chiefs uniform and currently ranks second in tackles (992) and fourth in sacks (73) in team history.

The Chiefs traded Still to the Buffalo Bills in 1988 where he played the final two seasons of his professional career.

The Chiefs inducted Still to the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1998 and he was inducted in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

Still remains active with the team and community as a Chiefs ambassador.