Kansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams (joined by celebrity Chiefs fan Eric Stonestreet) appeared on ABC’s late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night.
Williams gained 133 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns in the Chiefs’ 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday evening. It’s kind of amazing that this hadn’t happened over the course of 53 Super Bowl games, but Williams also became the first player in Super Bowl history to gain more than 100 yards rushing (he had 104 in the game) and also score a rushing and receiving touchdown.
Williams — who said he hadn’t slept at all when he appeared on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football on Monday morning — told Kimmel he had slept about an hour and a half since the game. (Jimmy Kimmel Live is taped at 6:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time).
Stonestreet — a native of Kansas City, Kansas and one of the stars of ABC’s Modern Family sitcom — could barely speak, which we all recognize as a common malady among Chiefs fans on the day after a big victory. Kimmel related that when Stonestreet had appeared on his show about five years ago, the actor had vowed never to attend a Super Bowl until the Chiefs were playing in it.
Williams talked about the celebration after the game — saying Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was the life of the party — and his friendship with 49ers running back Raheem Mostert. The segment concluded with Williams dumping a cooler full of Gatorade on Stonestreet.
The whole interview is great fun to watch. You can see it above — or on YouTube.