Super Bowl LVII is set for a Sunday, Feb. 12, meeting between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles inside State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. While there is still a bit of time before the 6:30 p.m. EST kickoff, the bookmakers appear to be slightly bullish on the Eagles while the Chiefs are looking for their second NFL title in three appearances over the past four seasons.
Both teams have Florida football alumni among their ranks, with four expected to play in the mid-February championship game. However, if one includes those listed on injured reserve or the practice squad as USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg did in his recent article on collegiate representation in the big game, the Orange and Blue are tied for the most former Gators among the final two teams. Take a look at the names and a brief blurb from Myerberg below.
Kansas City: DE Carlos Dunlap, WR Kadarius Toney, P Tommy Townsend, RB La'Mical Perine.
Philadelphia: WR Tyrie Cleveland, S C.J. Gardner-Johnson, OT Fred Johnson.
Dunlap joined Kansas City in the offseason and chipped in four sacks as part of the Chiefs’ defensive line rotation. Toney injured his ankle in the AFC championship game win against Cincinnati but should be ready for the Super Bowl. For the Eagles, Gardner-Johnson tied for the league lead with six interceptions after being traded by New Orleans in the preseason amid a contract dispute.
Florida is tied with the Oklahoma Sooners with the most players mentioned at seven, while the Florida State Seminoles follow with six, and Georgia Bulldogs, Michigan Wolverines, Mississippi State Bulldogs and Nebraska Cornhuskers with four.
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By: Adam Dubbin
Title: Florida Gators tied for lead with most players on Super Bowl team rosters
Sourced From: gatorswire.usatoday.com/2023/02/01/florida-football-super-bowl-lvii-most-players/
Published Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2023 13:00:17 +0000
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