MIAMI, FL – Cory Masterson, defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs proved that a small-town man can win a big-time game in a massive Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Born in West Milton in 1987, Masterson began playing competitive football at the age of 3. Now, at 32 years old, he’s a Super Bowl champion.
Though Masterson has had a rather disappointing career, getting cut by 12 teams and dealing with several performance-enhancing drug suspensions, he finally found his way into the Chiefs’ last roster spot.
“The stars aligned, and the man upstairs led me to the big stage. Everyone doubted me, but now there’s no doubt I’m a f***ing champion,” yelled Cory, soaked in champagne following the locker room celebration.
Masterson played a mere 2 snaps during the big game, totaling 32 seconds of play on the field. During those 2 plays, the opposing team gained a total of 63 yards, leading Chiefs head coach Andy Reid to pull Masterson for the rest of the game.
“He was really letting us down. Guys blew right by him, and we couldn’t afford such vulnerabilities on defense,” said Reid. “Honestly, we’re lucky we still held on to win. He’ll probably be cut in the off-season, so let’s just let him enjoy this while he can.”
Masterson plans to return home next week, and is hosting a parade in West Milton on February 9th. He will be signing babies for free, and handing out thousands of unsold Masterson jerseys.
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