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Kam Chancellor used his NFL money to buy his mom a house


Kam Chancellor signed a five-year, $34 million contract with the Seahawks this year, and that allowed him to fulfill a promise he once made to his mother.

Chancellor said today that buying his mom a house was a longstanding plan if he made it in pro football, and his new contract made that a reality.

“I told my mom that I was going to get her a house a long time ago,” Chancellor said. “I told her I wanted to get her a house, the first thing I was going to do. Right after mini camp I went home and looked at like 20 houses in two days and there was just this one house that just stuck out and I knew that it was the one she wanted and everything she wanted. She also wanted a car, so the next time I went home I told her we’re going to go get a car from this guy’s house. We go drive to the neighborhood and she’s like, ‘Oh, these houses are nice’ and I’m like ‘Yeah, I know.’ We get to the house and the car is in the driveway and it has a bow on it. It’s a white Lexus and she pulled up to it. She loved it. She was smiling and happy and tried to open it but the door was locked. I said, ‘You have to go in the house to get the keys from the guy,’ so I’m knocking on the door and no one is answering. I have all my nephews, nieces, sisters, brothers and coaches all in the house just waiting for her and once she opened the door, everyone jumps out and says surprise. She was so happy and it just felt good. She deserves it.”

Chancellor grew up in Norfolk, Virginia in a family that didn’t have a lot of money, and he was happy to get a chance to give his mom something she hadn’t had before.

“My mom, she always had about two or three jobs all the time,” Chancellor said. “I have five siblings and we all lived together. It was kind of rough for us, but we always stuck together. We always had each other. My older sister always looked out for the little brothers, for us, just making sure we had stuff to eat, that we were taken care of and helped with homework. It was pretty rough, but my mom and my siblings kept a good job of keeping us off the streets and just keeping us out of harm’s way.”

Now Chancellor is taking care of his mom after his mom took care of him.

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31 Responses to “Kam Chancellor used his NFL money to buy his mom a house”
  1. wizwix says: Jan 29, 2014 6:55 PM

    Awesome story. That’s the American dream!

  2. nizzledizzleshizzle says: Jan 29, 2014 6:57 PM

    OK, I just shed some tears! Good man

  3. kgforkg says: Jan 29, 2014 6:58 PM


  4. beastmode5150 says: Jan 29, 2014 6:58 PM

    The Seahawks have some serious studs.

  5. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 29, 2014 6:58 PM

    You are not only a great football player but a son who made his mom proud. You are a great human being thanks for your goodness Cam.

  6. evermench says: Jan 29, 2014 7:00 PM

    Mans Man right there. Good on ya man!

  7. kev86 says: Jan 29, 2014 7:01 PM


  8. htowntexan13 says: Jan 29, 2014 7:01 PM

    Good job Kam!

  9. gregbeau says: Jan 29, 2014 7:03 PM

    Really nice story. Way to give back, Kam.

  10. broncostevenp says: Jan 29, 2014 7:05 PM

    What a great story.

  11. bgm9876 says: Jan 29, 2014 7:14 PM

    Best story I’ve ever read on ProFootballTalk.

  12. bookofelisha92 says: Jan 29, 2014 7:15 PM

    good story. using his money for good things in life.

  13. somethingsmellsrotten says: Jan 29, 2014 7:15 PM

    Pretty much what this country has become.

  14. beastmode5150 says: Jan 29, 2014 7:15 PM

    Yet another awesome player, and human.

  15. futilephish says: Jan 29, 2014 7:23 PM

    That’s a good son there
    Boys call your mom and tell her u love her
    U only have one

  16. ad28bestever says: Jan 29, 2014 7:32 PM

    Cool story, at least he is not like that other Seahawk. Good job man, nice story.

  17. zenrooster says: Jan 29, 2014 8:10 PM

    Thats a Hall of Fame Name for a Future HoF safety.

  18. mudhead123 says: Jan 29, 2014 8:50 PM

    Great player and man. Hopefully he gets away from the Seahawks and their classless fan base

  19. monstersofthemidway545051 says: Jan 29, 2014 8:51 PM

    That’s awesome.

  20. 49erfan44 says: Jan 29, 2014 8:59 PM

    Hate the Seahawks. But that’s awesome. Good job Kam.

  21. seahawksbmx says: Jan 29, 2014 9:16 PM

    Read this story back in August and it gave me goosebumps. So cool. I’ve also heard from a couple people that ran into Kam at the grocery store and said he was super friendly. Monster on the field though. Love the Kam/Earl Safety tandem.

  22. chawks111 says: Jan 29, 2014 10:31 PM

    Great story.

  23. listenup823 says: Jan 29, 2014 11:00 PM

    Maybe he can buy Sherman some humility

  24. listenup823 says: Jan 29, 2014 11:08 PM

    Kam Chancellor 6-3, 232…Julius Thomas 6-5, 250… Yeah, we will see about that..

  25. truthb3t0ld says: Jan 29, 2014 11:58 PM

    Great story!

  26. ravenswhat says: Jan 30, 2014 7:16 AM


  27. petedutcherjr says: Jan 30, 2014 8:19 AM

    Great story!

  28. topauthority says: Jan 30, 2014 1:19 PM

    This type of thing HAS to be more satisfying than making it rain. Good for you buddy!

  29. Moudabo says: Jan 30, 2014 1:46 PM

    Kam’s mom raised a good son.
    Good luck to them both… enjoy the Lexus, mom.

  30. bighawk46 says: Apr 12, 2014 5:39 PM

    The enforcer!!!!!

  31. tangfish says: Apr 30, 2014 7:33 AM

    “listenup823 says:
    Jan 29, 2014 11:08 PM
    Kam Chancellor 6-3, 232…Julius Thomas 6-5, 250… Yeah, we will see about that..”

    Yeah, how’d that end up workin’ out for y’all anyway? 😉

    Bam Bam Kam….. THE MAN!

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