Stram still Chiefs' all-time winningest coach

Hank Stram, a legend in Kansas City sports history, died Monday in New Orleans following a lengthy illness. He was 82.

Updated: July 6, 2005, 1:23 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Even in declining health, Hank Stram was able to inspire his former players.

During his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003, the former Kansas City Chiefs coach was so weak he had to be pushed onto the stage in a wheelchair. But a video montage of his career and a prerecorded speech offered powerful reminders of Stram's passion for football, moving many in the crowd to tears.

"His whole life was football -- that's what he was born for, I think. ...

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