Former Hickory product Succop returns to roots

The long journey in the career of kicker Ryan Succop came full circle on Sunday.

The former Hickory High and University of South Carolina standout played for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Carolina Panthers in preseason NFL action at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

It was the first time that Succop had kicked in the state of North Carolina since his junior season with the Gamecocks while playing against North Carolina on Oct. 13, 2007.

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