Eleven former Southeastern Conference players are now Super Bowl champions after the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the defending champion New England Patriots 41-33 on Sunday in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Florida leads the way with three former standouts: Trey Burton, Caleb Sturgis and Jaylen Watkins. LSU is the only other SEC school with more than one player with Donnie Jones and Jalen Mills.
During Sunday’s game, tight end Burton threw a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-goal to quarterback Nick Foles with less than a minute left in the first half.
Fourth down, #SBLII, Doug Pederson calls this play.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/UZU6hNQnkA— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) February 5, 2018
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina) made three receptions for 73 yards and one touchdown. He also recorded one tackle.
#CarolinaMade pic.twitter.com/lG4igN9mR2— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) February 5, 2018
Defensively, cornerback Mills led the Eagles with nine tackles — six solo. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (Mississippi State) also had one tackle and defensive end Derek Barnett (Tennessee) recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter.
On special teams, Jones had one punt for 41 yards.
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is also a Florida graduate.
Alabama: Chance Warmack (G)
Arkansas: *Jason Peters (T)
Florida: Trey Burton (TE), *Caleb Sturgis (K), Jaylen Watkins (S)
Georgia: Dannell Ellerbe (LB)
LSU: Donnie Jones (P), Jalen Mills (CB)
Mississippi State: Fletcher Cox (DT)
South Carolina: Alshon Jeffery (WR)
Tennessee: Derek Barnett (DE)
*On injured reserve and did not play