FSU alum, Chiefs player celebrates Super Bowl win by paying off dog adoption fees
Derrick Nnadi joined an exclusive club Sunday night.
The former Florida State defensive tackle was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He started for KC Sunday night as the Chiefs rallied to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV in Miami Gardens.
Along with former FSU offensive lineman Cameron Erving, they are the 38th and 39th FSU alumni in program history to win a Super Bowl. It marks the fourth straight year a former Seminole has been on the Super-Bowl winning team.
Within hours of winning it all, Nnadi made the most of the moment. In the wake of the win, he announced that he's paying the adoption fees for all of the dogs currently living at KC Pet Project.
Nnadi had been helping KCPP find homes for homeless animals all season through his Derrick Nnadi Foundation, but this commitment takes his pledge to another level.
As of Monday morning, there were a total of 117 dogs listed on KCPP's website as available for adoption. With adoption fees ranging from $75 to $300, that gives an idea of the kind of financial commitment Nnadi is making.
Of course, the $124,000 bonus that players from the Chiefs made for winning the Super Bowl should cover that.
If you live in the Kansas City area and are interested in adopting one of the animals, you can get more information here.
FLORIDA STATE SUPER BOWL WINNERS
Ron Sellers: 1973 Miami Dolphins
J.T. Thomas: 1975, 1976, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers
Fred Biletnikoff: 1977 Oakland Raiders
Willie Jones: 1981 Oakland Raiders
Mike Shumann: 1982 San Francisco 49ers
Dennis McKinnon: 1985 Chicago Bears
Zeke Mowatt: 1987 New York Giants
Martin Mayhew: 1992 Washington Redskins
Dexter Carter: 1995 San Francisco 49ers
Dedrick Dodge: 1995 San Francisco 49ers and 1998 Denver Broncos
William Floyd: 1995 San Francisco 49ers
Deion Sanders: 1995 San Francisco 49ers and 1996 Dallas Cowboys
Edgar Bennett: 1997 Green Bay Packers
LeRoy Butler: 1997 Green Bay Packers
Andre Cooper: 1998 Denver Broncos
Rick Tuten: 2000 St. Louis Rams
Devin Bush: 2000 St. Louis Rams
Peter Boulware: 2001 Baltimore Ravens
Terrell Buckley: 2002 New England Patriots
Derrick Brooks: 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dexter Jackson: 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (MVP)
Brad Johnson: 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Greg Spires: 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
P.K. Sam: 2005 New England Patriots
Chris Hope: 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers
Bryant McFadden: 2006, 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers
Orpheus Roye: 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers
Lawrence Timmons: 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers
Anquan Boldin: 2013 Baltimore Ravens
Bryan Stork: 2015 New England Patriots
Tre’ Jackson 2017 New England Patriots
Timmy Jernigan: 2018 Philadelphia Eagles
Nigel Bradham: 2018 Philadelphia Eagles
Ronald Darby: 2018 Philadelphia Eagles
Patrick Robinson: 2018 Philadelphia Eagles
Ryan Izzo: 2019 New England Patriots
Derrick Nnadi: 2020 Kansas City Chiefs
Cameron Erving: 2020 Kansas City Chiefs
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