Oh brother! NFL is a family business for Chiefs Kendall Fuller

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MIAMI – What are the chances?

Four brothers who play in the NFL?

"Really?"

Manufacturing is practically impossible. Four is almost incalculable.

But here's Chief Defender Kendall Fuller, a key Kansas City defense player trying to stop the 49ers in Sunday's Super Bowl 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium, the fourth of four brothers to have played in the NFL.

His eldest brother, Vincent, now 37 years old and retired, worked in a law firm in DC.

Then came Corey, a 29-year-old free agent recipient who played for the Lions and Saints.

Then Kyle, a 27-year-old cornerback who has been playing for the Bears since 2014.

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Among the four, she played 239 games in the NFL – 80 for Kyle, 76 for Vincent, 55 for Kendall and 28 for Corey.

"I know her mother doesn't have to worry about anything, that's all I know," said Mecole Hardman, the Chiefs' rookie recipient.

"It's a very athletic family, a unique family," said Charvarius Ward, the Chiefs' corner player.

"You can see that the genes really work," said Chiefs Cornerback Bashaud Breeland.

"It's a lot of talent," said Steve Spagnuolo, Chiefs Defensive Coordinator. "You should be grateful to your parents and all the genes that come from them."

24-year-old Endall Fuller, who played for the Chiefs Nickel until he was injured and replaced by security bully Matheiu, is the youngest of the four brothers, but he's the first to step into a Super Bowl.

His three brothers will be at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday to watch. Kendall insisted that there was no evidence of sibling jealousy among them. Instead, he praised them for paving the way for his dream.

He called Vincent "a great mentor" for him and his two brothers and said: "He always did things right, was always a leader for us. And it was always through action. He only knew we were watching. He would to give us his input and his opinion, but above all he showed us how to be a competitor and he showed us how to be a good example.

“He just showed us the ropes and everything that was needed to get there. It wasn't like he wanted to show us the benefits of the NFL. As an adult, he always wanted to show me and all of us the hard work you had to do to experience it. Even then he set standards for us. "

Since Vincent is 13 years older than him, Kendall said that it was difficult for him to imagine how he would enter the NFL.

"It was not realistic for me to make it until I saw Corey and Kyle do it," said Kendall. “Vinny was born a big brother in another breed. But when I saw Corey and Kyle do it, it was approaching that level. Then I started thinking, "I'm going there."

One thing that Kendall cares about, he has heard a lot from Vincent, and that goes for this week.

"Vinny used to have a sentence:" It's not enough to be good, you have the ability to be better, "said Kendall." That's the way it is here – we're here, but it's not enough to be here "We came here for a reason."

Chief defender Dave Merritt, a former NFL player and coach of the Giants and Jets, marveled at the story of Kendall Fuller.

"If you are the youngest of all the boys who have come into this league and you are sitting here now to prepare to be the first to play in a Super Bowl … how is that?", Merritt wondered. "There has to be a certain euphoria. I asked him a few weeks ago, "Did you always know you could make it to the NFL?" And he said, "Yes."

“Some of the Fuller kids will be playing in the NFL. You have no choice. "

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