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Paul Rudd named Spirit Leader for AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium

Chairman Clark Hunt to serve as Drum Honoree
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Posted at 7:16 PM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 22:18:49-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Overland Park native and actor Paul Rudd will serve as the Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader before the Kansas City Chiefs host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Chiefs announced Rudd's role in the pregame festivities Thursday and also announced that Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt with serve as the Drum Honoree for the second straight year before the AFC Championship Game.

The winner of Sunday's game earns a berth and Super Bowl LIV and will receive the Lamar Hunt Trophy as AFC champions. The trophy was renamed in 1984 in honor of Clark's father and the late founder of the Chiefs, Lamar Hunt.

Rudd hosts the annual Big Slick fundraiser in Kansas City along with a group of comedians native to Missouri and Kansas — Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle, Jason Sudeikis and David Koechner.

In 2019, Big Slick raised more than $2.5 million to benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Parking lot gates will open at 9 a.m. with stadium gates set to open at 11:30 a.m.

The first 50,000 fans in attendance will receive a Chiefs Kingdom rally towel.

A B-2 stealth bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base will fly over Arrowhead Stadium before the 2:05 p.m. kickoff.