Sunday night’s Super Bowl LII was more like a Big 12 game, tons of points and no defense.
Nonetheless, it made for an exciting shootout, as both teams combined for a Super Bowl record 1,152 total yards.
The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33, and that means 11 former SEC players win Super Bowl rings, according to the official rosters:
- Derek Barnett, DL, Tennessee
- Trey Burton, TE, Florida
- Fletcher Cox, DL, Mississippi State
- Dannell Ellerbe, LB, Georgia
- Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
- Donnie Jones, P, LSU
- Jalen Mills, DB, LSU
- Chance Warmack, OL, Alabama
- Jaylen Watkins, DB, Florida
- Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida *
- Jason Peters, OT, Arkansas *
Former Tennessee standout Derek Barnett made the game-defining play when he recovered the strip-sack of Tom Brady late in the fourth quarter. With the Eagles up 38-33 with just over two minutes left in the game, Barnett’s fumble recovery marked the first turnover of the game. And it was a huge one.
Ex-Gators do-it-all Trey Burton threw a first-half TD, too, and it was easily the game’s best play-call. Burton played multiple positions for Urban Meyer and Florida during his four-year career.
Former South Carolina star Alshon Jeffery caught three passes for 73 yards with one huge first-half TD.
* Both players are on IR for the Eagles but will get a Super Bowl ring.