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Even though Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco is just a rookie who was selected in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft, he’s been undoubtedly one of the team’s most important players this year, leading the team in rushing this season. And after a dominant regular season, he’s looking forward to this weekend’s AFC title game.

During a press conference this week, Isiah Pacheco got honest about the upcoming game against the Cincinnati Bengals, viewing this as a sort of dream come true.

“I’ve been waiting on this moment my whole life,” Pacheco said Wednesday according to via Rocky Magana of ArrowheadPride.com. “So for me, [it’s] continue to be myself and go out there and follow our leaders, and take it play by play, and let the game come to me.”

However, Pacheco does realize that he is only a rookie, so he’s going to lean on some of the more experienced players in this game.

“The guys who have been here before me and they’ve been in this situation, those are the guys that I look up to and learn from — learning from them has helped me overcome the game by playing so fast,” Pacheco said. “For me to just continue to be patient and learn from my mistakes … it’s important for me to take those mistakes and grow from them.”