Many players of local interest playing in Super Bowl LIII


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    When one surveys the landscape of local players at Super Bowl LIII, it doesn't get much more local than the New England Patriots Keionta Davis.

    The former Moc and Red Bank Lions star now makes his living at the highest level.

    The 6'3" 280 pound defensive lineman is on the Patriots active roster and has made six tackles this season.

    Then, you have the stars from Georgia who will be back in Atlanta playing against one another in the Mercedes Benz Stadium.

    There is four year veteran and Pro Bowler Todd Gurley for the Los Angeles Rams.

    Gurley has rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns in the post season.

    Gurley ran for 1,251 yards in the regular season, making him the fourth most productive back in the league.

    Patriots rookie Sony Michel has exploded in the post season for 242 yards rushing.

    He has scored five touchdowns in the playoffs.

    That's the most by any rookie in a single postseason in NFL history.

    Michel racked up 931 yards in the regular season.

    Fellow Dawg David Andrews has been opening up holes at his center position and is a captain for the Patriots.

    And first round draft pick Isaiah Wynn suffered a torn Achilles in the preseason.

    Michel talked about the experience on Thursday, "It's different. You know it's my first one. My first opportunity and I'm excited."

    Tennessee also has some former players living the ultimate NFL experience.

    Former Vol John Kelly plays for the Rams and has rushed for 74 yards this season.

    Cordarrelle Patterson leads the Patriots with 103 yards returning in the playoffs.

    No doubt many will be tuning in to see some of your favorite college players.


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