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Ed Podolak
Ed Podolak
Ed Podolak
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Ed Podolak      Iowa Wikipedia 

Ed Podolak attended Atlantic High School and lived in Atlantic, Iowa. He played college quarterback, running back, and halfback for the Hawks. He was moved from quarterback to running back during his senior season due to injuries. His best game was in 1968 vs Northwestern, when he rushed for 286 yards (setting Iowa and Big Ten records) and two touchdowns on 17 carries. His performance still ranks #2 on Iowa's single-game rushing list.

He was selected in the second round of the 1969 NFL/AFL draft, 48th overall, by the Kansas City Chiefs, and the team won Super Bowl IV in his rookie season. He spent 9 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League (and later when they moved to the National Football League). He was the team's second all-time leading rusher with 4,451 yards and 34 touchdowns on 1,158 carries, and caught 288 passes for 2,456 yards and six scores while averaging 8.6 yards per punt and 20.5 yards per kickoff return. He also had the second-most career combined yards in club history, with 8,178.

His best game was in the Chiefs' playoff loss to the Miami Dolphins on Christmas Day in 1971 (which is still the longest game in NFL history). He had a playoff-record 350 total yards: 85 rushing, 110 receiving, and 155 on returns, and had 2 TDs. He was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1989.

After retiring from the NFL, Podolak turned to broadcasting, and in 1982, he began working as a commentator for Iowa Hawkeyes football games on WHO radio in Des Moines with play-by-play announcer Jim Zabel until 1996, and then with Gary Dolphin.

Born 9/1/1947 and is 76 years old.

All Conference: 1st Team (1968) U of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame Drafted Round 2 by Kansas City Chiefs in 1969 


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