FSU football represented on both sides of Super Bowl LV matchup as Derrick Nnadi returns
Once again, there will be Florida State football representation in this year's Super Bowl.
There will be FSU football alumni on both teams when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV Sunday, Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
This means that whichever team wins, this will be the fifth straight year that an FSU alumnus has been on a Super Bowl-winning team.
The Chiefs will be represented by former FSU defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi. Nnadi will be playing in his second consecutive Super Bowl. He started in last year's Super Bowl LIV and had four tackles and one tackle for loss as the Chiefs rallied to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20.
He's now the 10th former Seminole to play in multiple Super Bowls. He's just the third FSU alum, along with J.T. Thomas and Deion Sanders, to play in consecutive Super Bowl.
Should the Chiefs win, Nnadi would become the fifth former Seminole to win multiple Super Bowl rings.
On the other sideline, there may not be an FSU alum on Super Bowl Sunday, but a former Seminole would get a ring if the Buccaneers beat the Chiefs.
Former FSU long-snapper Garrison Sanborn is on Tampa Bay's practice squad. While he hasn't yet played for the Bucs and isn't expected to be active for the game, he would likely receive a ring if Tampa Bay comes out on top.
Super Bowl LV is slated for a 6:30 p.m. start on Feb. 7. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
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