For the 34th time in 57 years, at least one former University of Virginia football player will be involved in the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl LVII, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, will feature Juan Thornhill and the Kansas City Chiefs going against Anthony Harris and the Philadelphia Eagles.
An All-Atlantic Coast Conference player at UVA, Thornhill has continued his rise as a valuable contributor to the Kansas City defense. The starting safety, in his fourth year in the National Football League, made a career-high 71 tackles and three interceptions in the 2022 regular season. His play will be key Sunday against a talented Eagles offense, led by quarterback – and Most Valuable Player candidate – Jalen Hurts.
Harris, who was named an All-American at UVA in 2013, is a member of the Eagles’ practice squad, helping a Philadelphia defense that ranks among the best in the NFL. An active member of the Eagles’ roster last season, Harris started 14 games, made 72 tackles and had one interception.
Congratulations to our guys @Juan_Thornhill and @HOOSDatDude for making it to the Super Bowl!— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) January 31, 2023
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The presence of Thornhill and Harris around this game adds another chapter in UVA’s long Super Bowl history. Take our quiz to find out just how well you know it.
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May 28, 2023