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Lamar Hunt Trophy arrives at Arrowhead Stadium ahead of AFC Championship Game

Winner receives trophy named for Chiefs' founder
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Posted at 11:26 AM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 12:26:01-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the second consecutive year, the trophy awarded to the winner of the AFC Championship Game is at Arrowhead Stadium.

And that trophy has extra meaning for the Kansas City Chiefs.

The trophy was named in honor of the late Chiefs' founder and the original owner of the Chiefs, Lamar Hunt, before the 1984 NFL season.

Of course, it’s a trophy the Chiefs, who haven't played in a Super Bowl since the 1969 season, have never won.

League officials displayed the trophy Wednesday alongside helmets from the Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans, who will square off at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium for a berth in Super Bowl LIV — and that trophy.

Hunt's son, current Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, has never been shy about the importance his family placed on winning the trophy named after his dad.