Norma Hunt, the only woman to attend every Super Bowl, dies at 85

Robert German-USA TODAY Deportes

The only woman in the NFL to attend all 57 Super Bowls so far, Norma Hunt, widow of champion Kansas City Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt and mother of current team president Clark Hunt, has died at the age of 85. old.

“Mom was steadfastly devoted to her own and fiercely passionate about her family’s sports teams. She was by the side of our father Lamar every step of the way, from the merger of the AFL and the NFL, ”Clark Hunt recalled through a letter that he posted on the Chiefs’ social networks.

The Hunt family reported through a statement that Norma passed away last Sunday. In the letter, she highlighted the passion that she had known as “The First Lady of Soccer” for sports in general.

“In addition to the NFL, she accompanied my father in the formation of Major League Soccer (MLS), the North American Soccer League and his founding investment in the Chicago Bulls,” added the president of the NFL champions about the participation from his mother at FC Dallas, an MLS team also owned by the Hunts.

Norma Hunt accompanied the Chiefs in the defeat against the Green Bay Packers on January 15, 1967 in Super Bowl I, from there she did not miss any game for the league championship.

He enjoyed winning his team’s first Vince Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl IV in which Kansas City beat the Minnesota Vikings on January 11, 1970, and the franchise’s two most recent championships.

The victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on February 2, 2020 and in the victory against the Philadelphia Eagles on February 12 in the LVII edition.

“The entire NFL family is deeply saddened by the passing of Norma Hunt, who was a significant presence in the NFL for the past seven decades,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

“She was one of the most passionate fans of the Chiefs and the league. She loved being around the team; she referred to the players as “real life superheroes.” Norma attended every Super Bowl, including the two recent Chiefs wins; she was the only woman to do it,” Goodell noted.


2023-06-05 17:39:58
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