Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 5/3/13
KANSAS CITY, Mo. When you take a Vulcan in the NFL draft, there must be some logic associated with it, right? Well, actually, this Vulcan offensive lineman Eric Kush isnt the pointy-eared, green-blooded version seen on the old Star Trek series. This Vulcan was a sixth-round pick by the Chiefs last weekend out of tiny California University of Pennsylvania, a Division II school, and he will be happy to fill you in on the history behind his schools nickname and mascot. "The Vulcan is the Roman god of fire and blacksmithing," Kush said shortly after being selected by the Chiefs. "Cal chose it because its a pretty cool mascot. Its the Roman god of blacksmithing and fire and Zeus commissioned Vulcan, before he was Vulcan, to make Zeus his lightning bolts. Then after the lightning bolts were made so well, Zeus (anointed) the man the Vulcan the god of blacksmithing and fire." Hmmm. Do they teach all of Cals athletes that little history lesson on mythology? "Well, no, they really ...
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