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Latinos show up and show out in NFL Championship Sunday

Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco celebrates with teammates following his rushing touchdown during the second quarter of the AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium - Image Credit: Kansas City Chiefs/NFL

Now that Super Bowl LVIII is officially set with the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs, and NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, meeting on Sunday night February 11th, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada — it’s only right to zone in on how we got here with the Top Latino Highlights from NFL’s Championship Sunday

Isiah Pacheco – Dominican and Puerto Rican 🇩🇴🇵🇷

24-year-old Kansas City Chiefs running back 

Born and raised in Vineland, New Jersey + attended Rutgers University 

Sunday’s Stat Line in Chiefs 17-10 win over the Ravens: 68 rushing yards on 24 carries with a rushing touchdown + four receptions for 14 combined yards

Malcolm Rodriguez – Mexican 🇲🇽

24-year-old Detroit Lions linebacker

Born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and grew up in Wagoner, OK + attended Oklahoma State University

Sunday’s State Line in Lions 34-31 loss to the 49ers: replaced linebacker Derrick Barnes in the first quarter due to a knee injury, recorded an assisted tackle with five total + a clutch interception in the second quarter — marking the first NFL interception in his pro-career

Fred Warner – Mexican and Panamanian 🇲🇽🇵🇦

27-year-old San Francisco 49ers linebacker 

Born and raised in San Marcos, California + attended Brigham Young University  

Sunday’s Stat Line in 49ers 34-31 victory over the Lions: four assisted tackles with nine overall, which was a game-high amongst both teams, and tied for the most amongst all defensive players in NFL Championship Sunday (Kyle Hamilton of the Baltimore Ravens also finished with nine tackles) 

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