Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs have faith that this may be the year that their team finally makes it back to the Super Bowl. The Chiefs have started the season with a record of 4-0, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the talk of the league.
Perhaps no one is enjoying the success more than CEO Clark Hunt. His father, Lamar Hunt, founded the American Football League and moved his team, the Dallas Texans, to Kansas City. However, the team has not been in the championship game since it defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV in 1970.
“We want our employees to develop spiritually,”
As rewarding as recent success on the field has been for Hunt, it doesn’t compare with winning at what is ultimately important in life. “We want our employees to develop spiritually,” Hunt said. “In the National Football League, Christ is really glorified. My identity is my faith in Christ.”
Hunt made his remarks at a men’s luncheon on Oct. 3 in Tyler, Texas, which happens to be Mahomes’ hometown. The Tyler Morning News reported on the event. The Kansas City Chiefs and the FC Dallas soccer team, also owned by the Hunt family, both offer team chaplains and pregame chapel services for fans, he said.
Hunt has connections to Tyler that go beyond football. He became a Christian at age 10 while attending the local Pine Grove camp. Hunt went on to become captain of SMU’s nationally ranked soccer team while earning a business administration degree. After his father’s death, he took over day-to-day operations of the Chiefs on behalf of his family.
While in Tyler, he praised the local athlete who has taken professional football by storm. Mahomes played at Whitehouse High School and then Texas Tech University before being drafted by the Chiefs.
“Watching Patrick last year was an unbelievable revelation,” Hunt said. “You would have thought he was a 10-year veteran. There’s nothing wrong with being 4 and 0 and the talk of the league. I like having Patrick on our team.”
– Alan Goforth | Metro Voice