Conway honors Hemingway after big season with Chiefs

confoot-hemingwayConway High paid tribute to one of its star athletes and students Friday night in Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Junior Hemingway.

The former two-sport standout for the Tigers was honored along with his family during Conway’s home game against rival Carolina Forest.

“It means a lot because this where it all started for me,” Hemingway said. “It was unexpected and I really appreciate people showing their support for me and my family.”

Hemingway played wide receiver at Michigan, earning 2012 Sugar Bowl MVP honors for helping the Wolverines knock off Virginia Tech. He was selected by the Chiefs in the 2012 NFL Draft and made an impact on the team during its run to the playoffs this season.

“Everybody bought in from day one,: said Hemingway, who caught 13 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns this season. “We had a new quarterback, a new coach, and new system, and everybody bought in to the team concept.”

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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