KJ Wright's family cheers him on as Seahawks head to Super Bowl

KJ Wright's family cheers him on as Seahawks head to Super Bowl

OLIVE BRANCH, MS (WMC) - Olive Branch hometown hero KJ Wright is punching another ticket to the Super Bowl.

The Seattle Seahawks linebacker made several key tackles to help the team win in overtime on the quest for another ring.

WMC Action News 5 first introduced you to the Mid-South's biggest Seattle Seahawks fans last year.

"Really and truly, I don't think I've gotten over the first one," said Wright's aunt Telecia Wright.

This year-- KJ Wright and the Seahawks are a household name-- ready to defend their championship.

"Everybody doubted us," said Telecia Wright. "When you go to the store they have no Seattle gear, so you know kind of after winning the Super Bowl, you can kind of see now people are starting to catch on."

Wright comes home to teach future football players every summer. The former Olive Branch High School Conquistador likes giving back to students, not knowing who could soon follow in his footsteps.

"He wants to give back, and especially to the kids," said Telecia Wright.

More than 15 members of the Wright clan are planning to attend the big game. Some bought one-way plane tickets long before they knew he'd be playing.

Now, the family is counting down the days and minutes until they watch their star play for another ring at the highest level.

"It has been molded in us from the beginning," said Telecia Wright. "Family is always together. We're planning on always being together."

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