MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Super Bowl will feature one player who played his college football close to Kansas City.
New York Giants defensive end Dave Tollefson played two seasons, starting in 2004, at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo. This will be Tollefson's second Super Bowl appearance. He played for the Giants in their 2007 Super Bowl winning season.
Tollefson hasn't forgotten his roots. Richard Wright is the defensive coordinator at Northwest Missouri State. Wright served as the Northwest defensive line coach when Tollefson played in Maryville.
Wright is a New York native and life-long Giants fan. Tollefson is making his dream come true. He's giving Wright one of his 15 Super Bowl tickets and putting him up in a hotel in Indianapolis, Ind.
Tollefson is having a big year for the Giants. He has a career-high five sacks this season.
The Giants play the New England Patriots Sunday, February 5 at 5:30pm on your NBC Action News station. Pregame coverage kicks off at 11am. A one-hour premiere of "The Voice" will follow the Super Bowl. Then, stay tuned for NBC Action News.