Calijah Kancey signed a 4-year, $14.49 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month, and now he’s giving back to the biggest influence in his life.
Kancey posted on Instagram that he bought his mother Schquinina a house in the Miami area and a new car.
“For everything you sacrificed for me and coco,” Kancey wrote on Instagram. “This is only the beginning thank you for such a great parent to us. Congrats on your new house and car man this for you.”
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Kancey grew up in the Miami area as a child, starring at Northwestern High School in Miami, and while he will be spending most of his time up in Tampa, his mom will be back home in Miami.
Kancey, of course, was selected by the Buccaneers with the 19th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft in April, signing his rookie deal last month, and his first NFL season is now on the horizon as he prepares for his first training camp.
He put together one of the best Pitt careers in recent memory, earning his spot in the NFL.
Kancey was the 2022 ACC Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time All-American (just the 13th player in program history to earn unanimous honors in 2022) during his time at Pitt.
He racked up 31 tackles (17 solo), 14.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks in 2022, in just 11 games, as he cemented himself as the leading interior pass rusher in college football — the No. 1 trait that attracted NFL teams in his draft cycle. His speed and quickness at 281 pounds are almost unheard of.
In his Pitt career, through just three seasons, Kancey recorded 91 tackles (52 solo), 34.5 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, three pass breakups and a forced fumble. It was a career that started fast and only got faster.
Tampa Bay will play its first preseason game on Aug. 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Tampa.