Chiefs without matriarch Norma Hunt at Super Bowl for first time

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A few Kansas City Chiefs personnel are reflecting on the first-ever Super Bowl without matriarch Norma Hunt.

Norma Hunt passed away in June at age 85 and held the distinction of being the only woman to attend all 57 Super Bowls, three of them championships won by the Chiefs among five total appearances.

The Chiefs have worn an NKH patch on their jerseys all season to commemorate her and will continue that in Super Bowl LVIII.

Lamar and Norma Hunt brought the Dallas Texans to Kansas City, where they’d be renamed the Chiefs, back in 1963. In addition to her presence in the Kansas City sports scene, she and Lamar oversaw the formation of Major League Soccer, the North American Soccer League, and made an original investment in the Chicago Bulls basketball franchise.

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Head coach Andy Reid spoke about Norma’s memory during the week of Super Bowl LVIII.

“She leaves a great legacy behind,” he said. “I think this might be the first Super Bowl that she hasn’t been here. Just that in itself is pretty spectacular but her heart was the biggest thing. Great person.”

“For this being the first Super Bowl she hasn’t been to, to bring this home for the Hunt Family would mean the world,” tight end Travis Kelce said.

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“It was special winning the Super Bowl for her last year,” safety Justin Reid said, “and even more special overcoming adversity this year. For the Hunt family to be back where we are today wearing the patch proudly, so we wanna bring it home for her.”

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