"The fact that he manifested that and this team was able to get back to that position is something you cherish forever," Claire Kittle told PEOPLE
Claire Kittle is sharing her thoughts on how her husband, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle, manifested his way into the 2024 Super Bowl.
In an interview with PEOPLE, Claire, 29, recounts the moment George was caught on camera sharing some words of wisdom to himself after the 49ers lost the 2020 Super Bowl to the Kansas City Chiefs.
"I don't know if you saw the clip of him from our Super Bowl run in Miami when he said, 'I'll be back,' " she tells PEOPLE about the video. "It's an emotional and cool clip. So the fact that he manifested that and this team was able to get back to that position is something you cherish forever."
She adds, "It doesn't happen to everybody. And we're really blessed and just so excited to be in this position and have this opportunity again."
For Claire, what's even crazier is that the Super Bowl — which is being held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Feb. 11 — is a rematch between the same two teams. However, this time around she expects the experience to be different.
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9ers' last championship game appearance in 2020, Claire says, the team's created a new roster of players including her bestie Kristin Juszczyk, wife of 49ers player Kylie Juszczyk. "It's a redemption for sure. We're excited to be playing them again," she continues.
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The University of Iowa alum adds how for the game she plans to be in the stands with her immediate family, locked into the game and cheering loudly. Although she's hoping to see out a win, regardless of what happens she's proud of her husband.
"It's overwhelming, but it's amazing and everybody's so excited to go there, support their guys, have a little bit of fun and just seek in the moments and create new memories," she says. "With this being our second Super Bowl, it's unbelievable. You don't even know if you're going to get one. And here we are getting our second one with an opportunity to win."
Claire adds, "So everybody's just happy, everybody's just excited and just really blessed and emotional."