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Former Arizona Western Football Player Won't Be with Chiefs for Super Bowl

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Damien Williams, a former student-athlete at Arizona Western, helped lead the Kansas City Chiefs to a win in Super Bowl LIV in Miami in 2020. He's sitting out this season due to COVID concerns and won't be with the team in this year's Super Bowl.

A former Arizona Western College football player who won a Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs last season will not be with the team Sunday as they go for a repeat. 


Damien Williams was a running back for the Matadors before transferring to Oklahoma in 2012. In his sophomore season in Yuma, Williams led the Matadors to the NJCAA Football Championship Game.


Williams scored two touchdowns in last year’s Super Bowl.  


ESPN reports Williams opted out of this season because of coronavirus concerns. He told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he opted out because his mother was diagnosed with cancer. 


There is at least one other Arizona connection on the Chiefs. Safety Tyrann Mathieu began his career with the Arizona Cardinals.


Kansas City plays the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are led by Tom Brady and Arizona Wildcats alum Rob Gronkowski, on Sunday in Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Fla.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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