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Former Kansas City Chiefs All Pro running back, Christian Okoye, will make a personal appearance for autograph signing at the West Ridge Mall in Topeka, KS on October 23rd 2004 from 11am to 2.00pm.
Okoye, AKA "The Nigerian Nightmare" played many great games in his seven-year career as a Kansas City Chief. He went on to set records in rushing yardage and touchdowns for the 43-year old franchise and became the Chiefs all time leading rusher.
His appearance is in conjunction with the Mo-Ark Sports Card and Collectible Show being held in the mall from Friday October 22nd to Sunday October 24th. The show features 60 dealers from 5 states offering a wide range of collectibles including Kansas City Chiefs items Nascar diecast.
The West Ridge Mall is located at 1801 SW Wanamaker Rd Topeka, KS with show and mall hours on Friday and Saturday of 10am-9pm and Noon-6pm on Sunday.
Okoye’s career was an outstanding achievement considering Okoye played football for only three years before playing for Kansas City. Prior to playing for the Chiefs, he played football at Azusa-Pacific University as well as competing in track and field; where he won seven national titles in shot-put, discus and hammer throw as well as amassing 17 All American honors in track and field.
In 1989 Okoye enjoyed his finest season for the Chiefs rushing for 1480 yards. In addition to his stats he collected a number of awards after the season: named Running Back of the Year, First team All-Pro, voted AFC Player of the Year by the NFL Players Association, received the Mackie Award for most touchdowns by an AFC player, voted Chiefs' Most Valuable Player, the Quarterback Club named him NFL MVP and won the Ed Block Courage award, one of the most prestigious awards in football. He later became the 30th member of the Chiefs' Hall of Fame.
For information on Christian Okoye please call Keith Hunt 909 987 1233 or go to: http://www.camelotmarketing.com/speakers_bureau/christian_okoye.html
For information on the Mo-Ark Sports Card Show please call Tim Belk 417-781-4422
For West Ridge Mall information call (785) 272-5119