MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Former Maryland football all-time great Torrey Smith ('10) captured his second career Super Bowl title when the Philadelphia Eagles outlasted the New England Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Smith is the fourth former Maryland player to win multiple Super Bowls as he also won Super Bowl XLVII as a member of the Baltimore Ravens. Tom Brown (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl I, II), Neal Olkewicz (Washington Redskins - Super Bowl XVII, XXII) and Darius Kilgo (Denver Broncos - Super Bowl 50; New England Patriots - Super Bowl LI) are the only other former Terps to win multiple titles.
Smith, who just completed his seventh season in the NFL, joins Kilgo as the second player from Maryland to claim Super Bowl Championships with multiple teams.
Smith ranked second amongst Eagles wide receivers with five receptions for 49 yards in the thrilling win. Smith, who posted five receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game, ends his first season in Philadelphia with 49 catches for 587 yards and three touchdowns.
Another former Maryland great also played a large part in the Eagles claiming the Lombardi Trophy for the first time. Frank Reich (’84), in just his second season as Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator, helped the Eagles score the eighth most points all-time in a Super Bowl game. Reich earns a Super Bowl win after being on the losing end in four as a player (1991-94) and one as an assistant coach (2009).
A former Terp has been on the winning side of the Super Bowl in four straight and six of the last seven seasons. Kilgo earned a Super Bowl ring last season as he was a member of the New England Patriots practice squad. Kilgo and Vernon Davis garnered rings the prior year when the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50. Defensive End Joe Vellano helped New England win Super Bowl 49.
Maryland has had a former player in 30 Super Bowls all-time. 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|