HOF Artifact of the Week



This week's featured artifact is a Riddell brand Kra-Lite model Kansas City Chiefs helmet worn by guard Ed Budde. It is arguably the most battle-scarred helmet in the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s collection.  

Budde played in seven playoffs games in 14 seasons (1963-1976) for the Chiefs including the longest game in NFL history which was a double overtime contest between the Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins in the 1971 AFC Divisional Playoffs.

As a rookie in 1963, Budde was selected to the 1963 AFL All-Star game. He would go on to be selected to four more AFL All-Star Games, two AFC-NFC Pro Bowls and would also start in the Chiefs Super Bowl IV victory over the Minnesota Vikings (23-17). Budde was also named to the all-time AFL team and is a member of the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame.

Our weekly artifacts and other unique items are featured daily in our docent presentations for visitors of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Plan your visit to the Hall to learn more about the collection in our archives.