Khalen Saunders – WIU Football Star & Two-Time NFL Super Bowl Champion
Khalen Saunders finished the 2018 WIU Leatherneck Football season as a two-time All-American (Associated Press and STATS FCS) as well as a First All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection. He capped his senior slate third on WIU‘s roster with 72 tackles – 13 for a loss, which ranked fifth in the MVFC – and concluded his career ranked sixth all-time in sacks.
Picked in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Khalen Saunders won two Super Bowls with the Kansas City Chiefs (2020 and 2023) and had a huge impact on their organization as defensive tackle. He was the first Leatherneck to be drafted by the Chiefs since Jack Atcheson in 1960.