TAMPA — Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Carlos Carson will be keeping a close eye on the defense in Sunday’s Super Bowl.
The Chiefs face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, hosted at Tampa’s home stadium.
“You always got to know your defense,” he pointed out. “When you’re playing against them, you got to know who you’re playing against.”
Carson, retired for nearly 30 years, now owns three McDonald’s restaurants in Independence, Missouri.
McDonald’s owners in the Kansas City area have pledged to donate $500 to Ronald McDonald House every time the Chiefs defense gets a sack in the playoffs.
So far, the team has five total sacks - four against the Buffalo Bills and one against the Cleveland Browns.
“Hopefully, we’ll get at least five [sacks] against Tom [Brady],” Carson said, referencing the Buccaneers quarterback.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City operates three homes on Hospital Hill where families of children in the hospital can stay for free while their child is admitted.
“We just feel like it’s a great way for us to give back to them because there are so many people with some needs at this particular time,” Carson said. “We want to make sure these families are taken care of.”
Carson is encouraging others to join him in pledging a donation. You can donate to Ronald McDonald House on its website.