Pair of island natives win championship rings at Super Bowl LII

Pair of island natives win championship rings at Super Bowl LII
Corinne Chun
Corinne Chun
(Image: Hawaii News Now)
(Image: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - When the Eagles defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl 52 Sunday, fans at one Aiea home erupted in cheers. That's because a member of the family is coming home with a Super Bowl ring.

"We're just so proud," Aina Fernandez said.

Fernadez was among the crowd of friends and family rooting for Eagles number 54: Hawaii native Kamu Grugier-Hill.

Grugier-Hill is a second year NFL linebacker.

"To be only his second year in the NFL, and to be there at the Super Bowl, it's just -- we're in awe," Fernadez added.

"We're all here to support Kamu, we watching him grow up, and we're just ecstatic for him and this experience that he has and all the work he's put into it," friend Stacy Fermahin said.

Grugier-Hill was actually drafted by the Patriots in 2016, but they let him go, and he went to the Eagles.

His immediate family, including his sister and brothers, attended the game in person and cheered him on from the stands.

"It's very surreal. It's amazing. It's crazy. It's crazy to think about, and it's, I don't know. It's just an awesome feeling," Friend Tina Kinimaka said.

But Grugier-Hill wasn't the only Hawaii native representing the islands at the Super Bowl this year.

Kamehameha Kapalama alumna Corinne Chun was on the sideline with the Eagles cheer team.

Before moving to the mainland for college and a career with the Eagles cheerleaders, Chun danced in a local hula halau for 13 years.

"They're doing what went there to do. They're performing as best they can. It's just awesome," one football fan added.

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