Watch: Mitch Holthus Introduces Felix Anudike-Uzomah to Chiefs Fans
The Kansas City Chiefs made one of the best hometown storylines in NFL history by using their first-round selection on a player who has never played football outside of the state.
The Chiefs selected defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah with the 31st pick of the 2023 NFL Draft, adding an athletic pass rusher to the defensive line. FAU played high school football at Lee’s Summit before heading to Kansas State in the fall and blossoming into what would become a first-round talent in his hometown of KC, also where the draft happened to take place.
After growing up a lifelong Chiefs fan, Uzomah has always envisioned being a member of Chiefs Kingdom, and for the KC kid, a bucket-list moment happened when longtime Chiefs announcer Mitch Holthus introduced him to the crowds of Kansas City.
For fans that may not know just how talented Felix Anudike-Uzomah is, the KC native is fresh off of becoming the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year after being one of the most talented pass rushers in the country last season.
Anudike-Uzomah teams up with last year’s selection, first-round pass rusher George Karlaftis from Purdue, forming one of the bright young duos in the NFL.
While it’s every kid’s dream to be selected for the team you grew up watching, FAU added another unique spin on it by being a local selected by his hometown team, in his hometown where the draft is hosted, in front of thousands of fans who watched him at college less than two hours away. Storybook stuff is happening in KC.