NORFOLK (WAVY) – Kam Chancellor just about has it all. The starting safety for the Seattle Seahawks has won a Super Bowl ring, has played in two straight Super Bowls, earns millions of dollars a year and is among the most respected and feared players in the NFL today. Most books would define that as “superstar.”
There aren’t many superstars like Chancellor, who boasts a genuine personality and holds his family and his hometown community as major priorities in his life. Chancellor has spent the weekend back in his hometown of Norfolk, and on Saturday hosted his sixth annual Seven Cities Memorial Day Cookout at Lakewood Park.
Anyone who came out had a free lunch, free festivities and the chance to meet a number of other NFL players, all courtesy of Kam. “I want to create a big family out here,” said Chancellor, who’s been named to the Pro Bowl three times.
“By doing this every year, the family’s getting bigger and bigger, and the relationships are getting closer and closer. I want everyone to know one another and support each other.”
Those joining Chancellor included Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, Seahawks All-Pro safety Earl Thomas, as well as Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (Virginia Beach), Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (Hampton), LaRoy Reynolds (Norfolk), and others.