OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KSHB/CNN) - The second Super Bowl run for the Kansas City Chiefs is special for so many fans.
But for one family, a Chiefs’ Super Bowl appearance will always be tied to something a little more special.
It’s been a year and not much has changed. There’s red and gold and the Chiefs are back in the Super Bowl.
Patrick is a year older and a year more experienced, but we’re not talking about Patrick Mahomes.
Patrick Steppe was born on February 2, 2020.
“They actually wheeled her into the post-op 10 minutes before kickoff,” Kyle Steppe said.
The Steppes are a Chiefs family through and through; and in 2020, mom and dad placed a bet.
“Alright, if I go into labor during a Chiefs game, we’ll name him Patrick,” Heather Steppe recalled.
Right on cue, this little champion was delivered. Even throwing his hands up for a touchdown.
It gained the attention of Patrick Mahomes.
In a video on his Facebook page, Mahomes had this message for the family:
“Hey, Kyle and Heather. Appreciate the support. Love the baby’s name. Hope he’s as good a football player as I am.”
Already, mom and dad say he’s mastered his entrance; and like the rest of the family, he’s ready for the big game.
“To see this game is going to be such a monumental game,” Kyle Steppe said.
In more ways than one.
While Super Bowl LIV was Patrick’s day, Super Bowl LV is his older brother’s day. Vincent turns 7 on Super Bowl Sunday.
“We got two Steppe boys and both of them will be having back-to-back Chiefs Super Bowl birthday,” Kyle Steppe said.
And, hopefully, two back-to-back wins.
The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Bucs on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.