SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Former Chiefs Head Coach Dick Vermeil will return to Missouri for a special honor.
The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday named Vermeil as the Hall’s 24th Missouri Sports Legend. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the University Plaza Convention Center in Springfield, Mo. The lunch will start at 11 a.m.
The event will feature former Chiefs quarterback Trent Green and former Missouri Tiger and St. Louis Rams star Mike Jones. Green and Jones will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame during the ceremony.
This is an additional honor the Hall is giving Vermeil. He was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.
Vermeil won the Super Bowl as the head coach of the St. Louis Rams in 2000. He led the Kansas City Chiefs for the last five years of his head coaching career. In 2003, he guided the Chiefs to a 13-3 record and AFC West title. His offense, led by Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Al Saunders, ranked first in the NFL in 2003 by scoring 484 points.
Tickets to Vermeil’s ceremony are available by going to www.mosportshalloffame.com or calling 417-889-3100. Tickets are $40 each and head table tickets run $100 each. A table of eight costs $400. An autographed print goes to each head table ticket holder and the purchaser of tables of eight.
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