Here’s one reason to pull for Eric Fisher and the KC Chiefs in 2018

By on December 12, 2018

Thursday’s matchup (Dec. 13, 2018) in the NFL is muy juicy anyway. But if you’re a pet lover, there’s at least one more reason to watch the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Los Angeles Chargers.

Patrick Mahomes is the story of the year in the NFL. The first-year starter is a phenom, setting records (both league and team) seemingly every week. His Chiefs currently lead the AFC West and conference to boot. Philip Rivers, the face of the Chargers franchise, is looking to add a Super Bowl trophy to his resume. His L.A. team is one game back of Kansas City and looking good for the playoffs, especially if the Bolts can beat K.C.

Those are a couple of storylines football fans will be told about the primetime matchup, but the story you probably haven’t heard involves animals and a lesser-known offensive lineman for the Chiefs.

Eric Fisher has been a great tackle for many years and a known quantity to the Chiefs Kingdom and football fanatics. The former first round pick of the Chiefs is one reason Mahomes has had the time to throw 40+ touchdowns this season. He’s also the man who has been active in raising funds for three K.C. humane organizations this season, matching the $60,000 pledged by other animal lovers. A total of $120,000 will go to Chain of Hopethe Rescue Project or Spay and Neuter Kansas City

This article details the work Fisher has done for the cause near to his heart- animal advocacy. “Fisher simply wanted to make a difference for a cause close to him, but he ended up raising more than he could have ever expected,” it says.

The original goal of $10,000 raised for the three organizations eventually turned into $60,000 and Fisher matched it to gift a cool $40K to each group- a total of $120,000. That’ll go a long way towards rescuing, rehabilitating, and doing all the other great work these humane organizations do. The gesture will also go a long way towards becoming known as being more than just a great player for Fisher.

Pancake blocks, pass protection, and setting that edge are one thing. Making a difference in the lives of others through work like this is another. Good on you, Mr. Fisher.

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