Football's got Virginia Beach product Derrick Nnadi in high places

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Posted at 11:25 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 23:25:03-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A lineman's line dance.

Near the end of the AFC Championship Sunday, defensive lineman Derrick Nnadi - as seen in this TikTok video - does a celebratory line dance on the Kansas City Chiefs sideline.

"I don't really do a lot of country," Nnadi said smiling. "But when people around me start doing something, I'm going to try it out and see if I'm doing well with it."

The song to which Derrick was dancing?

Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places". A tune that's contradictory to the high places Nnadi, the Virginia Beach native, has been each of his three years in the NFL.

Following his third AFC title game in as many years, we visit via Zoom with the Ocean Lakes High School product as he prepares to play in his second straight Super Bowl.

"There are a lot of elite, Hall of Fame caliber players that have never been in the playoffs - let alone played in the Super Bowl," Nnadi pointed out Tuesday. "So any chance you get to make it to this point, you just have to relish in the moment and embrace it."

And in that moment, when he and the Chiefs take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV - Nnadi says he'll feel the love from his hometown. And there's a lot of love - both ways.

Nnadi has donated time, treasure and even turkeys to those in need in Virginia Beach.

"It makes me feel so much better knowing it's people that have been around what I've grown up around," Nnadi admitted. "It's something I felt like I had to do, and I feel it every time I talk about it."

He receives an "A" for effort in giving back to his hometown. But what grade would he give his honky tonk dance moves?

"Honestly, I would give that about a D," Nnadi said of his sideline line dance. "I wasn't really trying."

Nnadi may admit he's better at on-field moves like the confetti angel he performed following last year's Super Bowl LIV victory. And we might just see an encore performance February 7th in Tampa's Raymond James Stadium.

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