The path to becoming a professional athlete is typically met with many peaks and valleys. The Chiefs drafted former Mizzou All-American Nick Bolton with the 58th pick in the second round of this year’s draft. Bolton, a Frisco, TX native, had to overcome numerous family health issues to get to this point.

As a player, the Chiefs are getting a highly-instinctive, hard-hitting linebacker with a high football IQ. As a person, Bolton is exemplary. As a kid, it was discovered that his older sister, Jazmin, had a 3-inch tumor in her brain. The tumor required an 11-hour surgery.

And just when Jazmin was getting better and the Bolton family was turning the corner, Nickโ€™s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, both survived and Bolton used the adversity he went through as a young man to fuel his fire on the football field.

A Closer Look at Nick Bolton

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