Kansas City Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt: “His work ethic, talent and toughness made him an undisputed leader on the field and in the locker room. “
Former Chiefs offensive Guard Brian Waters is the Kansas City Chiefs 2019 Inductee into the Chiefs Hall of Fame. Earlier last month, Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt made the announcement.
Waters is only the 45th player and 49th individual to earn a place in the hallowed Chiefs Hall of Fame. The native Texan joins the ranks of many revered Chiefs who have gone before him. Perhaps most notable of this is fellow offensive guard and teammate, both Pro Football and Chiefs Hall of Famer, Will Shields. Waters and Shields anchored the Chiefs offensive line that helped pave the way for the top four individual single-season rushing performances in Chiefs history.
Waters played over 13 seasons in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs (2000-2010), the New England Patriots (2011), and the Dallas Cowboys (2013), in 186 games and 170 starts.
In his announcement, Hunt lauded his former lineman. “In his 13 seasons with the Chiefs, Brian Waters was a fixture on some of the best offensive lines in franchise history. Although he was undrafted coming out of college, Brian made the most of his opportunity here in Kansas City, and his work ethic, talent, and toughness made him an undisputed leader on the field and in the locker room. Brian also has a tremendous heart of service, and his commitment to the Kansas City community earned him the prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2009. We look forward to adding Brian’s name to the Ring of Honor at Arrowhead this fall.”
The hard-charging former offensive lineman is no stranger to honors, accolades, or awards. Waters earned six Pro Bowl selections and two first-team All-Pros by the Associated Press. Additionally, Waters was voted the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 2009. His “Brian Waters 54 Foundation” assists tens of thousands of children and families in the Greater Kansas City area as well as his home state of Texas with a back-to-school program. The foundation provides backpacks full of school supplies as well as haircuts and medical check-ups for low-income students prior to the start of school. They have also awarded more than 80 college scholarships to low-income students.
Waters’ official enshrinement into the Chiefs Hall of Fame will be held during this year’s Chiefs Alumni Weekend at Arrowhead Stadium this fall.