Puerto Rican pride shines at Super Bowl thanks to Chiefs’ Isiah Pacheco

Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco celebrated the Super Bowl victory on the field by wearing the Puerto Rican flag on his shoulders.

Pacheco also made history, becoming the first player in his position to start and win two titles in his first two seasons.

In the midst of all the cheers and celebrations that exploded Sunday after the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVIII, a familiar flag made an appearance at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco celebrated the victory on the field by wearing the Puerto Rican flag on his shoulders. His Puerto Rican roots come through his father, Julio Pacheco, who was born in Ponce. Kansas City beat the San Francisco 49ers, becoming the first team since the 2003-04 New England Patriots to win back-to-back titles in what was just the second overtime game in Super Bowl history.

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Pacheco also made history, becoming the first player in his position to start and win two titles in his first two seasons. “I had only one thing on my mind: winning the Super Bowl. It's extraordinary to win a second championship. It was a collective effort. I'm proud of this team,” Pacheco said during the postgame press conference. When asked about the flag in his meetings with the press, Pacheco addressed the fact that it is not common to see Puerto Rican players in American football. “You don't have many Puerto Ricans doing this. You always have to represent your culture,” he said.

By Mivette Vega

February 12, 2024

Pacheco also made history, becoming the first player in his position to start and win two titles in his first two seasons.

In the midst of all the cheers and celebrations that exploded Sunday after the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVIII, a familiar flag made an appearance at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco celebrated the victory on the field by wearing the Puerto Rican flag on his shoulders. His Puerto Rican roots come through his father, Julio Pacheco, who was born in Ponce.

Kansas City beat the San Francisco 49ers, becoming the first team since the 2003-04 New England Patriots to win back-to-back titles in what was just the second overtime game in Super Bowl history.

RELATED: Puerto Rican soccer talent Jeremy de León signs historic deal with Real Madrid

Pacheco also made history, becoming the first player in his position to start and win two titles in his first two seasons.

“I had only one thing on my mind: winning the Super Bowl. It’s extraordinary to win a second championship. It was a collective effort. I’m proud of this team,” Pacheco said during the postgame press conference.

When asked about the flag in his meetings with the press, Pacheco addressed the fact that it is not common to see Puerto Rican players in American football.

“You don’t have many Puerto Ricans doing this. You always have to represent your culture,” he said.

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  • Mivette Vega

    Mivette Vega is a seasoned journalist and multimedia reporter whose stories center the Latino community. She is passionate about justice, equality, environmental matters, and animals. She is a Salvadorrican—Salvadorian that grew up in Puerto Rico—that has lived in San Juan, Venice, Italy, and Miami.

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