Watch: Former K-State Defenders Get Loose During Chiefs’ Media Look
The 2023 NFL Draft was special for K-State fans watching their defensive end, Felix Anudike-Uzomah, get selected at the end of the first round by the Kansas City Chiefs.
To make matters a little sweeter, Wildcat fans got another boost upon hearing that former defensive end and Bengals 7th-round rookie, Wyatt Hubert, would be receiving an invite to the Chiefs rookie minicamp.
In Monday morning’s video from the Chiefs rookie minicamp, the duo of Kansas kids can be seen together in the stretching line, warming up side-by-side.
While Anudike-Uzomah dominated the storyline of a local, hometown kid playing for his childhood team, Hubert also happens to be a Kansas native. Hubert is from Shawnee Heights Kansas, a suburb on the edge of Topeka.
Hubert was originally drafted in the 7th round by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2021 NFL Draft but after a season-ending injury prior to his rookie season, Hubert would go on to retire from football. After taking the past two seasons off to recover, Hubert is back in action and hoping to revamp his NFL career alongside his former teammate Felix Anudike-Uzomah.
Hubert was one of 75 rookies and 11 defensive linemen in attendance at the rookie minicamp, and while it’s not going to be an easy task to make the Chiefs roster ahead of training camp, K-State fans at least get to see the dynamic duo reunite for the time being.