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Shawnee Mission Northwest alumnus and former NFL offensive lineman Ryan Lilja returns to his alma mater Tuesday for the Cougars boys basketball game against Lawrence High to present the school a golden football to SM Northwest as part of the NFL's Super Bowl 50 celebration.

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SMNW alumnus Lilja presents alma mater with Super Bowl 50 golden football

Shawnee Mission Northwest alumnus and former NFL offensive lineman Ryan Lilja returned to his alma mater Tuesday for the Cougars boys basketball game against Lawrence High to give the school a special gift, and share his story with the student body. Lilja – who spent 10 years in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos – presented a golden football to SM Northwest at halftime of the hoops matchup as part of the NFL's Super Bowl 50 celebration.

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