Former NFL player hit by a car in Scottsdale

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Ed Podolak is recovering after he was hit by a car Sunday crossing a Scottsdale, Ariz., street.

Scottsdale police said Tuesday the 63-year-old Podolak was not inside a crosswalk when he was hit near Scottsdale and Camelback roads at approximately 1:30 a.m.

Police say the car that hit Podolak tried to brake but couldn't stop fast enough.

A police report says Podolak was taken to a Scottsdale hospital with what are described as non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Podolak spent all nine of his NFL seasons with the Chiefs. From 1969 to 1977, he racked up 4,451 yards and 34 touchdowns on 1,157 carries and remains the team's fourth all-time leading rusher.

He's now a commentator on Iowa football radio broadcasts.