Chiefs Sign Rookie Cornerback and Kansas State Alum Ekow Boye-Doe

Boye-Dow attended rookie minicamp as a tryout player

By Matt McMullen –

The Kansas City Chiefs made an addition to their secondary on Monday with the signing of rookie free agent cornerback Ekow Boye-Doe, who attended rookie minicamp on a tryout basis a little over a week ago.

Boye-Doe – an alum of Kansas State who grew up in Lawrence, Kansas – appeared in 42 games (35 starts) for the Wildcats over the last four seasons. He started 14 games for Kansas State in 2022, logging 26 tackles and five pass breakups.

The six-foot-tall, 177-pound cornerback is also a tremendous athlete. According to Dane Brugler’s draft guide (which is published by The Athletic), Boye-Dow recorded a 4.38 40-yard dash and a 37-inch vertical jump at Kansas State’s pro day.

Boye-Doe ultimately went undrafted despite those impressive numbers, but following a successful tryout during rookie minicamp, the former Wildcat is now a member of the reigning world champions. Boye-Doe is the second player to earn a contract from the Chiefs this offseason after a successful tryout, joining offensive lineman Sebastian Gutierrez.

In a corresponding move, the Chiefs waived rookie wide receiver Ty Scott, who originally signed with the team as an undrafted free agent earlier this month.

Boye-Doe and the rest of the Chiefs’ rookie class will now have an opportunity to show what they can do alongside the veterans when Organized Team Activities (OTAs) kick off next week.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.


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