A former star in Manhattan is working to earn a spot on the Chiefs roster, a year after retiring from football.
Wyatt Hubert was a seventh round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2021 NFL Draft, after a steller career at Kansas State, inflicting havoc as a top edge rusher. The Topeka native decided to medically retire from football shortly before the 2022 season, feeling that his body couldn't hold up playing high level football anymore.
Over a year later, Hubert realized how much he missed the game, and wanted a way back into the NFL. Hubert says until he called his agent, he was working a regular job and not focused on being an athlete.
Three teams showed interest in Hubert, including his hometown Kansas City Chiefs. Hubert says it's a surreal feeling to be playing football with a Chiefs logo on his jersey.
An incredible display of passion and perserverance, going from a hometown college star to a hometown NFL hopeful, with 12 months of retirement in between.