June 24, 2024

Prince Tega Wanogho - Football - Auburn University AthleticsOn February 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Prince Tega Wanogho (70) blocks Harrison Butker’s game-winning field goal during Super Bowl LVII.(David J. Phillip/AP
Wanogho and guard Joe Thuney will not play in Sunday’s NFL championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers in 2023, the team said on Friday.

Thuney, a first-team All-Pro choice at left guard this season, suffered a pectoral injury on January 21 during Kansas City’s 27-24 victory against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC playoffs’ second round. He was not present for the Chiefs’ 17-10 AFC Championship Game victory over the Baltimore Ravens on January 28.
Wanogho practiced this week whereas Thuney did not. After a quadriceps injury destroyed his season, he returned to practice on January 24, but Kansas City has determined he won’t be added back to the active roster.

The only player from Auburn who is still playing for the Super Bowl LVIII teams is Wanogho. Wanogno’s injury will stop Auburn’s eight-year run of having a former student-athlete compete in the Super Bowl. In the Tigers’ history, this is the longest streak.


Wanogho suffered a quadriceps tear during a 41-10 victory over the Chicago Bears on September 24 and has been out of action since September 27.

Wanogho, a 2020 sixth-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles, is in his third year with the Chiefs. The previous

When the Chiefs faced the Bears, the Edgewood Academy product played a series for right tackle Jawaan Taylor before taking over for Donvoan Smith at left tackle. He played 14 offensive snaps and seven special-team plays in the game before he was injured. Last season, Wanogho was the team’s swing tackle despite playing a reserve role and appearing in every game as Kansas City won Super Bowl LVII.

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