Kiser's rookie season leads to Super Bowl

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- It seems appropriate that, since his team calls Hollywood home, Micah Kiser compares his rookie season in the NFL to a movie script.

"I don't think I really have a real job, to tell you the truth," Kiser told WTVR's Lane Casadonte this week at the Super Bowl. "I mean, I get to watch football and play football for a living. Something I've been doing since I was six years old, and I get paid a good amount of money to do it."

Last April, Kiser was a fifth round pick by the Los Angeles Rams out of Virginia. His first NFL season will end on Sunday when the Rams face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.

After winning their first eight games to start the year, the Rams finished the regular season 13-3 and atop the NFC West standings. Los Angeles went on to beat the Cowboys at home and then the Saints in New Orleans to reach Sunday's Super Bowl.

"This team, we knew we had a lot of expectations. We brought in a lot of big-time players like Aqib Talib, Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Peters," Kiser told WTVR. "So the spotlight was on us and we never shied away from it, and to be here, it's crazy."

Kiser was an All-American linebacker at UVA, leading the ACC in tackles three times and finishing his career fifth on the school's all-time tackles list. Off the field, he was the 2017 winner of the Campbell Trophy, known as the academic Heisman, for his performance in the classroom.

Kiser spent most of his rookie season playing special teams for the Rams, appearing in all 16 regular season games and making four tackles.

"Being on this team is crazy," Kiser said. "We're in the Super Bowl, and I love my role. I get to go out there and do what I love to do. So it's really fun. Being a core special teams guy, it's awesome. I love our special teams coordinator, love what we do. And I'm just happy to be a part of this organization."



 
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