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Colorado native Trey McBride ready to represent home in NFL

Colorado native Trey McBride is poised to become first NFL player with same-sex parents.

FORT MORGAN, Colo. — Coloradans have become familiar with the name Trey McBride.

Before McBride was named the 2021 John Mackey Award winner as the nation's best college tight end at Colorado State University (CSU), he was a Colorado high school stand out in Fort Morgan.

McBride is preparing for the NFL Draft where he could be selected on the first or second day. Predictions have McBride going anywhere from the end of the first round to middle of the second.

A unanimous All-American in 2021, McBride led all Division 1 tight ends in receptions and yards at CSU during his last season. McBride was a three-sport athlete in Fort Morgan High School.

McBride had NFL dreams even in high school, having received college offers from across the country, he told 9NEWS in 2017.

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McBride could also soon become the first NFL player with same-sex parents. McBride is one of five kids Kate McBride has with her longtime partner, Jen.

"I’m excited to see him just live his dream," Kate told NBC's 'Today.' "When your kid comes to you when they’re little and they say they want to be president, you’re like, ‘OK, honey, that’s great.’ He wanted to play in the NFL, and he’s going to do it."

"They’ve done a great job of pushing me to be the best version of myself and just constantly giving support and love," said McBride.

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