Owens basketball player to cheer on brother playing in Super Bowl

Staff Writer

Every year, millions of people watch the Super Bowl. This year, when the Kansas City Chiefs play the Philadelphia Eagles, the game will have extra meaning for Owens Community College basketball player BreAnna Clemons. Her brother, Bryan Cook, is a rookie safety the Kansas City Chiefs.
“It’s extremely exciting and very surreal,” said Clemons of her brother, drafted 62nd overall from the University of Cincinnati in the 2022 NFL Draft. “The fact that he is in the NFL and to make it to the Super Bowl in his rookie season is truly incredible and a blessing.” Clemons was joined by her mom, brother and aunt in Kansas City for the Chiefs’ AFC win against the Cincinnati Bengals, sending the Chiefs to the Super Bowl.
Clemons will cheer on her brother from the stands in Arizona this Sunday. She played in the Express game at Terra State on Feb. 8 and then went home to Cincinnati before flying to Arizona with the rest of the Chiefs players’ family members.
Last season, Clemons was a part of the Owens Express national championship women’s basketball team. “It felt great. It was the first time I ever won a tournament for a school,” she said. She said even though her brother has played in many big games, as a national champion herself, she did give him some advice. “I told him to play his game – and it’s ring season.”
Growing up in Cincinnati, Clemons and her brother were always competitive. Whether it was just to go outside or to get on the basketball court and play one-on-one, even if she didn’t want to play. “He was always pushing me out of my comfort zone and it helped me (develop) a competitive side,” she said.
Despite their busy schedules, Clemons and Cook talk on the phone every couple of days, she said. She’ll be nearby in the stands for Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona, watching her brother try to win the Lombardi trophy while millions of Americans tune in on FOX. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. local time.


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