From Super Bowl champion to Minnesota fire chief, Chip Lohmiller reflects on legacy

  • Source: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
  • Published: 02/12/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Nestled in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes area, Crosslake is a picturesque town on the Whitefish chain with a population of just under 2,500. It has one road through town, one famous blue ox and one notable resident who's won the biggest prize in sports. Chip Lohmiller's journey to the pros began in grade school. "My dad being the coach said just go out there and kick," said Lohmiller. Lohmiller worked at it, becoming an all-state player for the Woodbury Royals before college ball at the University of Minnesota. A 62-yarder for the record books against Iowa was special but a game-winner from half that distance at Michigan was his favorite. "I go out there and kick the field goal and it's dead silent except for the band in the corner. Our University of Minnesota band just screaming, and we went nuts," explained Lohmiller.


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