It is officially Super Bowl week and NFL fans everywhere are gearing up to watch the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Fransisco 49ers in Las Vegas. A couple of former Wildcats made the trip with the Chiefs to Vegas.
The Kansas City Chiefs took down the one-seed Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game back in January. The Chiefs beat the Ravens 17-10 in a game where the offense ran the show in the first half and the defense took over in the second half.
Former Kansas State Wildcats Felix Anudike-Uzomah and Ekow Boye-Doe did not play in the championship game, but they are on the active roster for the Chiefs, so they did make the trip to Las Vegas. There is a chance we could see them on the field against the 49ers.
Anudike-Uzomah was the 31st overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Kansas City native grew up a Chiefs fan and chose to attend Kansas State University just a couple hours away from his hometown. In his first season with the Chiefs, Anudike-Uzomah played in every regular season game and recorded seven solo tackles, a half-sack, and one forced fumble.
With the injury to defensive end Charles Omenihu, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo mentioned Anudike-Uzomah as one player that could step up in the Super Bowl.
Boye-Doe also joined the Chiefs in 2023, but not as a drafted player, but as an undrafted free agent. Spending the majority of the season on the practice squad, Boye-Doe was brought up later in the year and played mostly on special teams.