Hash tag TBT (throw back Thursday) has become an internet phenomenon over the past few years and we here at KC Kingdom are going to start partaking in the popular tradition via the Kansas City Chiefs. Each week, we’ll throw you back to a different Chiefs player, coach, or event that deserves a trip down memory lane.
For our third TBT, I’ve chosen punter, Louie Aguiar, who’s well known around the kingdom for his hardcore mustache and perfectly kept mullet.
Aguiar spent five seasons in Kansas City as their punter, holder, and kickoff specialist. While with the Chiefs, he was widely viewed as one of the most talented punters in the NFL at the time. I have fond memories of him punting the ball a measly 35 yards but, being the first guy there to make the tackle. But don’t get me wrong, Aguiar would drop a dime with his punts, but at the same time, he sure as hell wasn’t going to let you return it on him.
Maybe that’s why he wore a mullet and mustache so well, he backed it up with his intense play as a punter. The only real accolade left for Aguiar as a Chief was when he was named 2nd Team All-League Punter by the Associated Press in 1995. No Pro-Bowl or first time selections which is crazy to think, considering the guy only had one punt blocked in his entire 10 year career.
Towards the end of his days in Kansas City, Aguiar was diagnosed with testicular cancer in which he did beat with treatment in surgery. Currently, Aguiar runs kicking and punting camps for high school to pro athletes. If any of our readers have kids that kick or punt for their football team, here’s the link to his website that gives all the info for his kicking camps.
Aguiar was awesome, and deserved a quick TBT from the Chiefs Kingdom. Do you have any memories of Louie Aguiar? Make sure to leave your comments below.