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There's always a Buffalo connection. Meet the Western New Yorkers playing in Super Bowl LIV

Posted at 6:32 AM, Jan 31, 2020

MIAMI (WKBW) — You've heard it so many times before; there's always a Buffalo connection.

That remains true this weekend for Super Bowl LIV in Miami.

On Sunday when you're watching the Super Bowl look out for number 52 on the Kansas City Chiefs, Demone Harris.

He was born and raised in Western New York.

Harris grew up in the city, went to Bishop Timon High School and played at the University at Buffalo.

After graduating from UB, Harris bounced around the NFL, ending up on the Chiefs.

His family is heading down to Miami on Friday for an unforgettable experience.

"They are my foundation, they are motivation on a daily basis," Demone Harris said. "I'm very grateful to those people and they've helped me and given me the strength, even when they aren't here with me physically, but they give me the mental strength to keep pushing forward."

"I just remember when back in the day Demone said to me 'whatever I put my mind to mom, I can get it' and he got it," Harris' mother Ramona Holcomb said.

Harris isn't alone.

Ryan Hunter, who also plays for the Chiefs graduated from Canisius High School.

Jody Fortson who is from Buffalo and went to South Park High School is on the Chiefs practice squad.