BREAKING: Kansas City selects Felix Anudike-Uzomah in the first round

Celebrating a sack, junior defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah does his iconic dance celebration. K-State beat TCU 31-28 in overtime to win the Big 12 Championship at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 3, 2022. (Archive photo by Macey Franko | Collegian Media Group)

The Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs have selected Kansas State defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah with the 31st pick of the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City, Missouri. King Felix stays home. 

Anudike-Uzomah was born in Kansas City before attending Lee’s Summit High School and becoming a star pass rusher at K-State. 

Anudike-Uzomah, who declared for the draft as a junior, finished his college career tied for sixth in school history in career sacks (20.5) and tied for fourth in career forced fumbles (8).

He received the 2022 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year over Texas Tech edge rusher Tyree Wilson, who was selected as the seventh pick to the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Chiefs selected defensive end George Karlaftis in the first round last year but cut ties with fellow end Frank Clark this offseason. Anudike-Uzomah will presumably fill Clark’s role as a high-motor pass rusher. 

Anudike-Uzomah played a huge role in Kansas State becoming Big 12 champions in 2022 and will look to help the Chiefs repeat as world champions.