Calijah Kancey Blames (Thanks?) “The Candy Ladies”

May 1st, 2023

Pretty cool story about how new Bucs defensive tackle Calijah Kancey became one of the premier defensive tackles in college football and a first-round pick.

It all started with “The Candy Lady.”

Back in March, Kancey made an appearance on “Good Morning Football” where he discussed how he was a running back on his youth football team in Miami.

You know how a lot of Little League baseball teams will bring the players to Dairy Queen if the team wins? Well, that was sort of a deal Kancey’s family had worked out with him. Whenever Kancey had a good game for his youth football team, Kancey got to stay at his cousins’ apartment.

The reward? That’s where one of “The Candy Ladies” could be found. “The Candy Ladies” apparently ran the concession stand at Kancey’s youth football games.

Kancey played a lot of good football. So he kept going to his cousins’ pad and paid a visit to “Mrs. Morgan,” one of the “The Candy Ladies.” It sounds like she may have run a convenience store as Kancey listed all the things he used to get from them.

Kancey played so well, he got to know “Mrs. Morgan” too well. He began packing on the pounds because of all the munchies he would wolf down. He put on so much weight, his coaches moved him from running back to defensive tackle. And we all know the rest of the story.

Below is Kancey’s visit on “Good Morning Football” and he tells the story about how “The Candy Ladies” changed his life.

21 Responses to “Calijah Kancey Blames (Thanks?) “The Candy Ladies””

  1. FortMyersDave Says:

    When he makes a big play for the Bucs on home games, the stadium PA should blast The Archies “Sugsr Sugar”. It seems fitting. Calijah would be the candy man for sacks, turnovers and tackles for loss.

  2. Todd Says:

    Leonard Fournette nods with approval.

  3. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Eddie Lacey be like

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “Hey little boy, do you want some candy?”

  5. rrsrq Says:

    The Calijah Man Can

  6. rrsrq Says:

    The Cancey Man Can

  7. Mord Says:

    They should line him up as a running back on some stunt or goal-line plays

  8. HA-HA-HA Says:

    The candy man can.

  9. garro Says:

    I think I like Calijah. Even though I have a hard time remembering how to spell his name. I’m pretty sure we will have a great Nickname for him soon though. 🙂

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    A gentleman off the field and a beast while on it. Can’t say nothin bad about that.
    Perfect answer.

  11. Goatfarmer Says:

    Nice story. Great young man. Get next to Vita and blow stuff up.

  12. Winky Says:

    Some candy related song in stadium to celebrate his big plays sounds fantastic. Lol

    Go Bucs!!!

  13. DingleBerry Says:

    @leopold stotch

    Lmao nah what got Eddie Lacy was his love of “China food”

  14. Dooley Says:


    NGL, Wok hay(and MSG) makes for some pretty delicious food

  15. Fred McNeil Says:

    I liked @hahaha’s name suggestion: The Kancyman.

  16. Fred McNeil Says:

    Coming to bring treats to a QB near you.

  17. Fred McNeil Says:

    Ya hear that, Bryce Young?

  18. unbelievable Says:

    Calijah Kandyman ?

    Candyman Kancey ?

  19. Jason Says:

    “I Want Candy” by: Bow Wow Wow?

    “I know a guy who’s tough but sweet
    He’s so fine, he can’t be beat”

  20. CrackWise Says:

    Ok Todd, keep him away from the cookie jar. We don’t want you turning him into The Cookie Monster.

    The QB Monster on the other hand would be great. Bring in The QB Killer train him in the art of clowning entire defenses and destroying QBs.

  21. CrackWise Says:

    The original “Predator”…..

    “Want some Candy”.

    The Predator or The QB Monster

    100% no to the “Candy Man”. Makes little sense on the field.