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How Bills rookie Shaq Lawson became a Chicago Blackhawks fan

It's not uncommon for NFL players to have jerseys of other teams in their lockers. Players often swap jerseys on the field after games, like Bills receiver Marquise Goodwin did with the 49ers' Colin Kaepernick, and the jerseys end up on hangers in lockers.

But Bills first-round pick Shaq Lawson has an interesting spin on that tradition: He has a Chicago Blackhawks jersey in his locker.

Lawson pulled the red sweater out Friday when asked about the hockey jersey, revealing defenseman Duncan Keith's No. 2 on the back.

"I’m a big Keith fan," he said.

Lawson wasn't exposed to much hockey growing up in South Carolina and attending Clemson University. He doesn't know how to ice skate.

"I really didn’t pay attention to hockey," he admitted, "and I just turned it on one time and I was watching like, 'Dang, that boy on fire. He really fire."

So that sealed it. Chicago lost to St. Louis in the first round of the playoffs last season, but that didn't stop Lawson from purchasing a jersey.

Lawson said he will be attending his first Buffalo Sabres game Monday when they play the Calgary Flames.

"The thing I like about hockey is they can fight and things," Lawson said. "They can take their aggressiveness out."

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