Tamba Hali to serve as drum honoree for Chiefs vs. Packers

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The Kansas City Chiefs have chosen their drum honoree for the Week 9 game at Arrowhead Stadium against the Green Bay Packers.

The team has invited a bonafide Chiefs legend, former outside linebacker Tamba Hali to serve as this week’s drum honoree. Hali signed a one-day ceremonial contract with Kansas City to formally retire from the NFL this past May.

One of the greatest pass-rushers in franchise history, Hali played in 177 games with 157 starts over 12 seasons. He terrorized opposing quarterbacks during his career, notching 596 total tackles, 105 tackles for loss, 89.5 sacks, 159 QB hits, 33 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, two interceptions and 16 passes defended.

Hali’s presence for this Week 9 game could be a good omen for the Chiefs’ defense with Packers QB Jordan Love set to make his first career start. Back in 2013, Hali faced off against Houston Texans QB Case Keenum in his first NFL start. It didn’t go well for Keenum, who got well-acquainted with Hali after a three-sack performance.

As for other pregame entertainment for Week 9, it’s the team’s American Indian Heritage Month Game. They’ll celebrate by inviting Erica Bread, a member of the Kiowa and Cherokee Nations of Oklahoma, to sing the national anthem while the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska will present the colors. There will also be a flyover of two Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules Jets, flying in all the way from Little Rock, Arkansas.

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