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#MizzouMade Kendall Blanton is a Super Bowl champion

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The Super Bowl happened, and a Mizzou player got a ring!

There’s nothing good about what happened at Super Bowl LVI last night with one notable exception — former Mizzou Tiger Kendall Blanton is a Super Bowl champion!

It’s been a long journey for Blanton, who went from rotational Tiger tight end to an undrafted training camp invite to a practice squad player... to an important piece of one of the NFL’s best offenses! Pretty inspiring stuff!

“I love my story. I love it,” he told the Post-Dispatch in a phone interview from Los Angeles. “I wouldn’t trade it. Maybe three years ago, I would have said I wanted to be the No. 1 pick. But with everything that’s going on and how it’s played out and where I’m at, I wouldn’t trade this for the world.”

Blanton didn’t play much due to a shoulder injury that kept him sidelined, but hey, they don’t inscribe that on the ring!

As a born-and-raised St. Louisan, I won’t be commenting further on the Super Bowl.

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