The Kansas City Chiefs were founded by Lamar Hunt (1932-2006). The sports pioneer was also one of the founders of the American Football League. To honor his contributions to professional football, the NFL named the trophy presented to the winners of the AFC Championship Game the Lamar Hunt Trophy. The Chiefs were founded in 1960 as the Dallas Texans and moved to Kansas City in 1963. They won the AFL Championship three times and left that league with a record of 92–50–5. The Chiefs were also the second AFL team to win a Super Bowl (after the New York Jets). They defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV. They lost to the Green Bay Packers 35-10 in the first Super Bowl, known at the time as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game.
Chiefs play at Arrowhead Stadium. They are aligned in the AFC West along with the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, and San Diego Chargers. The Chiefs are bitter rivals with each of their fellow AFC West teams. Some of the more prominent Chiefs over the years include Len Dawson, Derrick Thomas, Willie Lanier, Emmit Thomas, and Buck Buchanan. The Chiefs’ Super Bowl winning team was coached by Hall of Famer Hank Stram.