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By Shawn Roney, Richmond News Correspondent
Chad Kilgore feels at home in a place that’s more than 1,100 miles from where he grew up – and in a foreign country.
Kilgore, a 2008 Excelsior Springs High School graduate who grew up in nearby Orrick, is playing inside linebacker for the
Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League. One reason he feels at home with the Roughriders is that the team’s colors are “identical” to those he wore at Northwest Missouri State, he said last week by phone.
“I’ve (even) got the same number (50),” said Kilgore, who was on the Bearcats’ 2009 NCAA Division II national championship team.
No doubt, Kilgore’s ability to learn the nuances of Canadian football has also helped him feel comfortable.
For the complete story, see the June 19 print edition of the Richmond News