Last Sunday, Nick Kasa was sitting in the stands watching his hometown Denver Broncos beat the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game.

One day later, he was signed by the Broncos to their practice squad and will travel with the team to San Francisco for Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers.

"Crazy isn't it," said Kasa's former high school coach Wayne Voorhees.

Indeed it is.

Kasa, who was a sixth round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2013 out of the University of Colorado, missed all of the 2014 season after he tore his ACL in August of that year.

Should the Broncos win on Feb. 7, Kasa — who is waiting to speak to local media until after the game to not cause any distractions — would reap all the benefits that come with being a part of a Super Bowl champion, including the ring.

"He had done a bunch of tryouts during the bye weeks, and had done so with the Broncos on their bye week," said Voorhees, who has been trading texts with his former player. "he actually had a contract with the Patriots, but he didn't get back to his agent quick enough and then the Broncos jumped on."

Voorhees, who didn't try to pilfer tickets out of Kasa, said that he was more than excited to have the chance to travel with his hometown team and be a part of the whole experience.

"He said to me that if he had won the 1.3 billion dollars in the lottery, that he wouldn't be as happy as he is right now," Voorhees said.

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