Signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad on Wednesday, DeMarco Cosby has realized a lifelong dream of playing for the team he adored growing up in the city.
"It's a dream come true," Cosby said during the team's media session. "Growing up in this city, every kid dreams of playing for their hometown team, so this is a huge opportunity for me and it's a blessing."
The tight end was signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Rams in 2011 and then signed with the Green Bay Packers over the summer, yet was released prior to the start of the season.
He finally got the call this week, saying this was what he had been preparing for all season long.
"Exactly, just working hard, training, trying to stay ready for whenever that opportunity would come," said Cosby.
Cosby stated that while he was always preparing for when a team may call again, he was not expecting the Chiefs to be the team that called him up to sign him.
"It was a surprise," said Cosby. "It was hard just trying to stay ready, finding a local group of guys to work out with. It was a big surprise and I was just so happy, for it to be my hometown team is just a blessing."
Cosby started 14 games as a senior at Central Missouri, catching 71 passes for 970 yards and 10 touchdowns, finishing his career as the school's all-time leader among tight ends in receptions (141), receiving yards (2,146) and touchdowns (20).