Name: Art Still
Position: Defensive End
How Acquired: Draft (No. 1 – Second Overall)
Career: 1978 – 1987
Birth Date: December 5, 1955
Birth Place: Camden, New Jersey
Employer: Hydra Power Max LLC. and Band Strength
Art was born and raised in Camden, New Jersey where he graduated from Camden High School in 1974. Art was the SEC Player of the Year as a senior at Kentucky, where he was a four year starter. He was the second overall player taken in the 1978 NFL draft (Houston Oilers running back Earl Campbell was the first).
He was an unstoppable force against the run, as well as an unstoppable pass rushers. Art was a four-time Pro-Bowl selection, following the 1980 – 1982 & 1984 seasons. He was named the Chiefs most valuable player twice (in 1980 & 1984) and is still third on the club’s all-time sack list with 72.5 (trailing Derrick Thomas & Neil Smith). During his career with the Chiefs, Art made 992 tackles, 72.5 sacks and 11 fumble recoveries (an average of 99.2 tackles per season). He played in 136 games as a Chief, including 133 starts.
Art led the team in sacks on six occasions and topped the team’s tackle chart three times. He had two seasons (1980 and 1984) with 14.5 sacks. He also held the Club record for most sacks in one game with four (vs.. Oakland 10/5/80) and held that record until Derrick Thomas recorded seven in a game versus Seattle in 1990.
In 1988, Art was traded to the Buffalo Bills where he played for two seasons. In his 12 year career he had 1128 tackles, 78.5 sacks, 12 fumbles recovers and 1 interceptions. Art and Liz, have eleven children, nine grandchildren.