Remembering Joe Delaney

June, 29, 2010
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Kudos to this Chiefs blog for remembering the heroic Joe Delaney.

It was on this date 27 years ago that the Chiefs’ fabulous young star running back died while trying to save youngsters in a pond in Louisiana. Delaney was 24. He was the rookie of the year in 1981.

Delaney will always be remembered for his heroics that day, in which he saved one child, while losing his own life. Delaney was an inexperienced swimmer, but he didn’t hesitate to jump into the pond when he heard the screams of the children.

Delaney goes down as one of the most special players ever to play in Kansas City despite only playing two NFL seasons. He should always be remembered.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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