Topekan portrays Vince Lombardi in Super Bowl pre-coin toss commercial

The Big Game

TOPEKA, Kan. — Every year, the National Football League airs a commercial before the coin toss of the Super Bowl. This year a Topekan is playing the starring role of Vince Lombardi, KSNT reported.

Russ Hutchison lives and works in Topeka. He’s a realtor and a father, but he’s also an actor.

He’s a Chiefs fan by day, but he got to play the part of Lombardi–the namesake of the Super Bowl trophy and the coach of the Green Bay Packers when they beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first Super Bowl.

On Sunday, he told KSNT about the opportunity to be part of a Super Bowl commercial, but could not tell us who or what it was for.

The NFL teased the commercial on Twitter.

“If Vince Lombardi were to come back,” NFL executive vice president and chief marketing officer Tim Ellis said to USA Today, “what would he have to say to us?”

To read more about his journey to the Super Bowl commercial, click here.

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