Kansas City long snapper and OU alum James Winchester’s journey to three Super Bowl crowns

Kansas City long snapper and OU alum James Winchester’s journey to three Super Bowl crowns

The Jenni Carlson Show: The Oklahoma native talks about the scariest moments of the parade tragedy, the three years he spent out of football after college and the field goal to send the Super Bowl to overtime.

Jenni Carlson

By Jenni Carlson

| Feb 21, 2024, 4:00pm CST

Jenni Carlson

By Jenni Carlson

Feb 21, 2024, 4:00pm CST

James Winchester spent three years out of football after finishing up his eligibility at OU. But a decision to attend a special teams tryout camp — and spend several hundred dollars on it instead of his upcoming wedding — changed the trajectory of his life. Now a three-time Super Bowl champion, the Kansas City long snapper talks about his road from Washington, Oklahoma, to the top of the football mountain. Plus, he has a message for fans in Kansas City as he approaches free agency in the offseason. All that and more on The Jenni Carlson Show.

Episode highlights:

3:09: James Winchester on the shooting during Kansas City’s Super Bowl parade

4:40: The scariest moments during the shooting

7:10: His transition to long snapping

9:45: The three years he spent out of football

12:45: Whether high-stakes playoff games get any easier now that he’s played in 22 of them

14:20: How this past season felt inside the locker room

21:10: Being part of history and the longest field goal ever in the Super Bowl

23:10: Nerves surrounding the field goal that sent the Super Bowl to overtime

29:20: His pending free agency

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