Chiefs Sign Long Snapper Tamm To Two-Year ContractAug 30, 1999, 5:12:00 PM
Tamm (6-4, 285) enters his 12th year in the NFL and his third with the Chiefs in 99. He has seen action in 115 career regular season NFL contests with 31 starts. He has also played in seven postseason games with a pair of starting nods in the playoffs.
He played in 32 consecutive games for the Chiefs from 97-98, handling all snapping duties on both punts and placements. In 98 he was called on to replace an injured Dave Szott at left guard for the entire second half versus Oakland in the season opener. Prior to joining the Chiefs in 97, Tamm spent the 95 and 96 seasons with the Denver Broncos where he played in 22 games with one start, primarily on special teams. From 92-94, the 33-year-old Philadelphia, Pa., native was a member of the San Francisco 49ers, playing in 31 games (18 starts) with that club and earning a Super Bowl XXIX ring with the 49ers in 94.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tamm earned Kodak All-America and all-conference honors at West Chester (Pa.) College. He served as the starting guard during his junior and senior seasons. In addition to his contributions on the gridiron, Tamm excelled on the Owls Track and Field squad where he was an All-America selection and school record holder in the shot put (589") and discus (1744").
Tamm prepped at Bensalem (Pa.) High School where he lettered in football, as well as track and field.
The Chiefs released P/K Sean Fleming to make room for Tamm on the roster. In three preseason games this season, Fleming punted 12 times for 450 yards (37.5 avg.) and booted two PATs on two attempts for two points.