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Former Kansas City football player gives back to Washington High School

NOW: Former Kansas City football player gives back to Washington High School

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - It was announced on Wednesday that former Kansas City Chiefs football player, Gehrig Dieter, is making a donation to Washington High School.

An alumnus of Washington himself, Deiter is donating new football equipment to the school.

The school will be receiving 75 pairs of cleats from Adidas and eight pairs of shoulder pads from X-Tech, with eight more pairs on the way, after Deiter partnered with the companies.

 “I don’t want to say we don’t deserve it but we don’t deserve that level of generosity from him. He doesn’t owe us anything, but to put us in that level of protective equipment. It’s a huge advantage. If your players are healthier, if they’re not injured you have a huge competitive advantage,” said Todd Stammich, the football coach at Washington High School.

The cleats are priced at $100 a pair and the shoulder pads average around $2,000 each.

The football team will be wearing the gear when they face South Bend Riley on Friday.

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