Poodle ‘Kam,’ who took top spot in dog show’s non-sporting category, named after Norfolk’s Kam Chancellor


FOXBORO, MA – NOVEMBER 13: Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts following a game against the New England Patriots during a game at Gillette Stadium on November 13, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — If you watched the National Dog Show this Thanksgiving you might have missed the namesake of the winning poodle in the non-sporting category.

Kam, an “athletic” poodle is named after another athlete who played in Kam’s home city of Seattle, Kam Chancellor.

Chancellor, now 32, played nearly a decade with the Seahawks as a member of their notorious “Legion of Boom,” winning the Super Bowl in 2014. He’s also a Norfolk native and former star at Virginia Tech, who always made time to come home to inspire local youth.

He retired in 2018 after suffering a severe neck injury that nearly left him paralyzed.

Kam didn’t end up winning, but really got some love from the judges. Claire, a Scottish Deerhound, was this year’s Best in Show.

“Thor” the Bulldog was last year’s winner.

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