Super Bowl Champ Celebrates His Win...With Puppies


| LAST UPDATE 07/18/2021

By Scarlett Adler

The Kansas City Chiefs have just won the 54th Super Bowl this past Sunday. So naturally, its players are busy celebrating. But one in specific has chosen to share his win with some very unexpected friends...puppies.

Chiefs' defensive tackler, Derrick Nnadi has decided to cover the adoption fees for every adoptable dog at The KC Pet Project's various animal shelters. Nnadi has always been vocal about his love for animals, sharing that "all my life I always wanted a dog."

Nnadi, who has two pups of his own, got his very first dog, Rocky, back in college. "When I first got him, he was very timid. It made me think of how other animals, whether they're owned or in a shelter, are feeling scared and alone."

But this isn't his first stint giving back to our furry friends at The KC Pet Project. Since his second year in the NFL, he's teamed up with the non-profit animal shelter, through his very own Derrick Nnadi Foundation


For every Chiefs win this season, the pro-athlete covered a dog's adoption fee. Mind you, the team won 15 times, and the average adoption fee is $150.

After his Super Bowl win, over 100 dogs have been sponsored to help find their forever home. "I've never been a champion before. All the years of me playing football, that first time honestly feels like the best day of my life," Nnadi said.