From former NFL champion Kam Chancellor to this year’s contenders Chiefs and Buccaneers: Enjoy this journey and savor this moment.
In eight years with the Seattle Seahawks, Kam Chancellor established himself as one of the top strong safeties in the NFL. A four-time Pro Bowler, he was renowned as a ferocious hitter and was a leader of Seattle’s Legion of Boom secondary, which was integral to the defense ranking as the NFL’s best four seasons in a row. The Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII, blowing out the Denver Broncos 43–8. In the game, Chancellor picked off Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning once and tied for a team-best 10 tackles. He retired in 2019 following complications from a neck injury he had suffered two years earlier. Seattle selected Chancellor in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech, where he was a cornerback and safety, earning second-team All-ACC honors at the latter position as a senior in 2009. A native of Norfolk, Va., Chancellor played football and basketball at Matthew Fontaine Maury High. A quarterback and safety for the Commodores, he passed for more than 2,000 yards in his senior season. He also rushed for more than 500 and was named team MVP.