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Chiefs rookie's stunning success sparks demand in replica jerseys

Marc LaVoie
September 27, 2017 - 7:35 am
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The hottest item in the Chiefs catalogue is a rookie's jersey bearing the number 27.

Fans have been looking high and low for a Kareem Hunt jersey.

"My husband, when he saw Hunt, he was like, 'I've got to have his jersey,'" said one female shopper. "I've been trying to find this for maybe three or four weeks now, and they're just now getting them in."

In his first three games as a pro, the third round draft pick out of the University of Toledo has racked up 401 yards and four touchdowns on 47 carries. On Sunday, Hunt broke free for a 69-yard, game-clinching touchdown run over the Los Angeles Chargers. 

Some stores have not received shipments, but Rally House lucked out and got some Chiefs 27s earlier this week. 

We had a whole rack of them, the rack was exploding and now it's about half full," said a Rally House employee on Tuesday. "People are all wanting Hunt."
 
Word quickly spread about the Rally House delivery and the jerseys sold out before they closed Tuesday. The store ordered more and they say they will have them soon.

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