Name: Ed Lothamer
Position:  Defensive Tackle
How Acquired:  Draft (No. 4 – 1964)
Career:  1964 – 1969 / 1971 – 1972
College:  Michigan State
Birth Date:  May 20, 1942
Birth Place:  Detroit, Michigan
Employer:  Concrete Placement Company

Ed joined the Chiefs as a number four draft pick in 1964.  He started in a few games in 1964 as a tight end and defensive end.  In 1965, after gaining 80 pounds with an off-season weight program, Ed started for the Chiefs as a defensive tackle for the next three years. He made an impact on the defensive line right away and enjoyed two productive seasons before sustaining a shoulder injury in the sixth game of the 1966 season.  However, in 1967 Lothamer made a strong comeback.  He played for another three seasons, including both Super Bowl games.

Ed retired after the 1970 Super Bowl, but came out of retirement for the 1971 & 1972 seasons.  Ed played back-up behind Curley Culp and played in all 14 regular season games, plus the inter-divisional battle against Miami in 1971.

Today, Ed is owner of Concrete Placement Company, a concrete pumping firm with offices in North Carolina, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas and Kansas.