Little known hero Joe Delaney’s sacrifice still resonates years after his death


Joe Delaney was on his way to a stellar football career before sacrificing his life. Photo by Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated and GettyI read a story a few days ago online that touched me to my core.
I had never heard this story, and I’m surprised I hadn’t.
With how much I follow the National Football League and its history, I was shocked, in fact, that I hadn’t ever heard it.
It was the story of Joe Delaney.
Delaney was a running back for the Kansas City Chiefs in the early 80s. He was on h...

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