NEW KENT, Va. - Assistant strength and conditioning coach Travis Crittenden, a New Kent High School alumnus, is in his eighth season with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Not surprisingly for folks who grew up in this area, Crittenden's family members were fans of the Washington Football Team. However, when the former VMI football player began working in the NFL - they shifted their allegiance to him and the Chiefs. But, as Crittenden explained to News 3 Sports Director Adam Winkler, some were a tougher sell than others.
"My brother, and this hurts me to even say this, grew up a Pittsburgh Steelers fan," Crittenden revealed. "He was showing up to [Chiefs] games with Steelers jerseys on. Not acceptable! I told him he could go sit in the parking lot if that's what he was going to wear. But now, Mom, Dad, cousins, dogs, everybody is wearing Chiefs gear on Sundays."
Having Crittenden be part of last season's Chiefs' Super Bowl title probably didn't hurt the case for conversion.
Sunday, LIVE on News 3, Kansas City tries to win its second straight Super Bowl.