COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland football fans may very well turn into Philadelphia Eagles fanatics on Sunday when Super Bowl LII kicks off at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Former Terp great Torrey Smith (’10) will be looking for his second Super Bowl title after winning one as a member of the Baltimore Ravens in 2013. Smith, now in his first season with the Eagles, had five catches for 69 yards and a touchdown to help Philadelphia handle Minnesota, 38-7, in the NFC Championship Game.
Smith hauled in a 41-yard touchdown reception at the start of the third quarter that put the game out of reach and sent the Eagles to their first Super Bowl since 2005. Smith, now in his seventh season in the NFL, has posted 44 receptions for 538 yards and three touchdowns this season.
Smith isn’t the only former Terp great affiliated with the Eagles. Frank Reich (’84) has served as Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator since 2016. Reich, who was a part of four Super Bowls as a player, last coached in the Super Bowl in 2009 when he was the quarterbacks coach for the Indianapolis Colts.
Maryland has had a former player in the Super Bowl in six of the last seven years and in 30 Super Bowls all-time.
Defensive tackle Darius Kilgo earned a Super Bowl ring last season as he was a member of the New England Patriots practice squad. Kilgo and Vernon Davis also garnered rings the prior year when the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50.
Defensive End Joe Vellano helped New England win Super Bowl 49 and Smith and LaQuan Williams earned rings after helping the Ravens win Super Bowl 47.
Below is a comprehensive list of all the former Maryland players that have played in the Super Bowl.
|Super Bowl I||Tom Brown, Green Bay Packers|
|Super Bowl II||Tom Brown, Green Bay Packers|
|Super Bowl VII||Walt Rock, Washington Redskins|
|Super Bowl X||Randy White, Dallas Cowboys|
|Super Bowl XII||
Randy White, Dallas Cowboys
|Super Bowl XIII||Randy White, Dallas Cowboys|
|Super Bowl XV||Joe Campbell, Oakland Raiders|
|Super Bowl XVII||Neal Olkewicz, Washington Redskins|
|Super Bowl XVIII||Neal Olkewicz, Washington Redskins|
|Super Bowl XIX||Renaldo Nehemiah, San Francisco 49ers|
|Super Bowl XXII||Neal Olkewicz, Washington Redskins|
|Super Bowl XXIII||Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati Bengals|
|Super Bowl XXIV||Warren Powers, Denver Broncos|
|Super Bowl XXV||Frank Reich, Buffalo Bills|
|Super Bowl XXVI||Frank Reich, Buffalo Bills|
|Super Bowl XXVII||Frank Reich, Buffalo Bills|
|Super Bowl XXVIII||Frank Reich, Buffalo Bills|
|Super Bowl XXX||Neil O'Donnell, Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Super Bowl XXXIV||
Neil O'Donnell, Tennessee Titans
|Super Bowl XXXV||Larry Webster, Baltimore Ravens
Jermaine Lewis, Baltimore Ravens
|Super Bowl XXXVII||Eric Barton, Oakland Raiders|
|Super Bowl XXXVIII||Kris Jenkins, Carolina Panthers
Al Wallace, Carolina Panthers
|Super Bowl XLI||Leon Joe, Chicago Bears|
|Super Bowl XLIV||Jaimi Thomas, Indianapolis Colts|
|Super Bowl XLVI||
Da'Rel Scott, New York Giants
|Super Bowl XLVII||Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
LaQuan Williams, Baltimore Ravens
Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers
|Super Bowl XLIX||Joe Vellano, New England Patriots|
|Super Bowl 50||Vernon Davis, Denver Broncos
Darius Kilgo, Denver Broncos
|Super Bowl LI||Darius Kilgo, New England Patriots|
|Super Bowl LII||Torrey Smith, Philadelphia Eagles|