One of the biggest sporting events in the world, Super Bowl LIV, is just days away and one country star who is particularly excited about the big game is Sam Hunt.
The “Kinfolks” singer, who was once a star quarterback at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, thinks Sunday’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers is going to be “exciting” for a few reasons.
“It’s like the new generation Super Bowl almost,” Hunt recently said. “The quarterbacks are great. I really like that Mahomes guy. I mean he represents a whole new era of quarterback. The game has changed a lot over the years, and it is, it’s exciting to see two teams…I like watching great offenses. I like quarterbacks who throw the ball around, score lots of points, and these two teams do that. They’ve got a lot of exciting players.”
Some fans may not know that Hunt actually has a small tie to the Kansas City Chiefs. Before pursuing a career in country music, the Georgia native was invited to attend a Chiefs training camp.
“I knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I needed to find out if I could take it all the way,” he once shared.
After two months, Hunt was released and ultimately made his way to Nashville where he landed a recording contract with MCA Nashville.
Although his dreams of being in the NFL didn’t pan out, Hunt is still a big football fan and believes this year’s Superbowl will be “one for the books.”
Super Bowl LIV will take place Sunday, February 2 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The big game will air on FOX at 5:30 pm ET.