MIAMI GARDENS, Fl. (WFXR) — When the Chiefs take the field at Hard Rock Stadium for Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, a former Hokie will look to give his family, one that is abundant with NFL players, its first ever Super Bowl ring.
Kendall Fuller is in his fourth season playing in the league. His pro career started with the Redskins after getting drafted in 2016. Fuller then got traded to Kansas City in 2018 in a move that turned out pretty well for the former Virginia Tech DB.
On Sunday, he’ll become the 23rd Virginia Tech alum to play for a NFL title. Kendall is the youngest of four Fuller brothers, all of whom have had time in the NFL. But he’ll be the first in the family to play in the Super Bowl.
“Just taking it all in man. Just knowing that you’ve dreamed to be here as a kid and just taking the experience in and enjoying it,” Fuller said on Super Bowl Opening Night in Miami. “Knowing that a lot of guys play ten year careers and never make it to a Super Bowl so just taking it all in and just enjoying it.”
And the Chiefs cornerback will have his hands full preparing for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers.
“You worry about anybody that is out there on the field,” Fuller said. “Everybody is out there capable of making plays. They can get it out there to a lot of guys who can actually make plays all over the field. Definitely got to lock in and focus and all 11 guys gotta come together and work as one.”