New Canaan residents send love to Kansas City Chiefs' Lucas Niang ahead of Super Bowl Feb. 12, 2023 Updated: Feb. 12, 2023 12:53 p.m.
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KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 27: Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Lucas Niang (67) and Trey Smith (65) on the sidelines during an NFL preseason game between the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs on Aug 27, 2021 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Fans show their support for New Canaan alum Lucas Niang, during a parade in front of his New Canaan home in April. Niang was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Lucas Niang, far right, and family wave to passers by during a parade in front of the family home on Saturday, April 25, 2020 in New Canaan, Conn. Lucas Niang, a New Canaan alum, was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs the day before.
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Lucas Niang (74) High school football game between Greenwich High School and New Canaan High School at Greenwich, Conn., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. New Canaan defeated Greenwich by the score of 24-14.
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Ahead of Sunday's
Super Bowl, Kansas City Chiefs' Lucas Niang received a surprise from members of his hometown New Canaan, Conn.
Friends, family members and former teammates of Niang, a 2016 graduate of New Canaan High School, sent personal video messages on Saturday expressing pride for the offensive lineman and wishing him luck on his matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.