Gary Barbaro received the news today that he will be inducted into the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place at Arrowhead Stadium at a date yet to be determined this October.
Kansas City Chiefs president and CEO, Clark Hunt, delivered the news to Barbaro by phone Thursday afternoon.
Barbaro, a New Orleeanian, spent seven seasons with the Chiefs, earning All-Pro honors on three occasions. He still holds the club record with a 102-yard interception for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks (off Jim Zorn on December 11, 1977).
After playing football for just one season at East Jefferson High School after concentrating his efforts fully on his time with the Warrior band, Barbaro accepted a football scholarship to Nicholls State University. At safety, the 6-foot-4, 210 pounder flourished.
Kansas City used their second pick in the 3rd round of the 1976 NFL draft (74th pick overall) to nab Barbaro, the first Nicholls State alum ever to be drafted. Gary teamed with former Chiefs greats such as kicker Jan Stenerud, defensive end Art Still, the late Joe Delaney and cornerback Gary Green. He finished his career with the New Jersey Generals of the USFL.
Barbaro is also a member of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame, the Nicholls State Hall of Fame as well as the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
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