Art Still

Art Still

Position: Defensive End
How Acquired: Draft (No. 1-Second Overall)
Career Dates: 1978-1987
College: Kentucky
Birth Date and Place: 12/5/1955 Camden, New Jersey
Employer: Quality Production


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 and 1984 seasons. He was named the Chiefs most valuable player twice (in 1980 and 1984) and is still third on the club's all-time sack list with 72.5 (trailing Derrick Thomas and 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. Art and his wife, Liz, have nine children.