The Kansas City Chiefs have honored the late sportswriter Terez A. Paylor who passed away earlier this year at 37 years old. Moving forward, Paylor’s press box seat will be retired and a plaque has been placed outside of the press box. Kansas City Star reporter Herbie Teope shared the touching news on Monday prior to the start of the Chiefs-Giants game.
“As of the 2021 season, this press box seat, used by Paylor during his time on the Chiefs beat, has been retired to honor his life and legacy,” the plaque reads.
“Terez’s dedication to the profession, attention to detail and love for others serve as an inspiration to future journalists, as well as an example to his peers and those who knew him. The impact his footprint leaves behind cements him as a permanent member of the ‘All-Juice Team.'”
Fittingly, the Chiefs came from behind late in Monday’s game to beat the Giants by three points at home. Next week, Kansas City will battle the Packers at home.
The great and incomparable Terez Paylor is immortalized in the @Chiefs press box now. Kudos to the team for putting up this plaque on a wall near his seat.
I miss my friend. pic.twitter.com/9YMDgEjbcu
— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) November 1, 2021