Many local fans will tune in on February 7 to support Wissahickon High School and Villanova University graduate Tanoh Kpassagnon as he takes to the field with the Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl LV, writes Pat Gallen for CBS Philly.
One of them is Jeff Cappa, who was Kpassagnon’s high school coach.
“We all have these shirts, ‘Wiss’ with his number and his name on the back,” said Cappa. “Everybody has them because he wasn’t just a football player here.”
Kpassagnon was also a basketball player and a member of several other clubs, in addition to being a 4.0 student.
That is why it is “really exciting to see him where he is because of the person he is and the family he comes from,” said Cappa.
Mark Ferrante who coached Kpassagnon during his time at Villanova will also be cheering for the athlete.
“Tanoh’s awesome, he’s a great young man and great representative of Wissahickon High School, Villanova University, and now the Kansas City Chiefs,” he said.
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