CLEVELAND, OH (WKYC) – NFL star and northeast Ohio native Kareem Hunt hasn’t forgotten about his alma mater.
The Elyria native and Willoughby South grad recently bought 110 tickets for the entire Willoughby South football team to see the Browns take on his Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. Matt Duffy, the school’s head coach, confirmed the news to WKYC, saying the Pro Bowler’s mother called him personally to inform him of the gesture.
“It’s fantastic,” Duffy said. “He’s a good kid.”
Duffy told WKYC roughly 70-80 players along with several coaches and other staff will attend. He said that while he’s a Browns fan, he will be cheering for Hunt.
“We hope Kareem goes for over 400 yards and the Browns win 49-48,” said Duffy.
The 23-year-old Hunt, in only his second NFL season, currently has more than 800 total yards and 10 touchdowns to help lead the Chiefs to a 7-1 record to start the year.