Of the more than 150 players with Alabama football roots who got on the field during the NFL’s 2017 season, only one emerged as a Super Bowl champion.
When the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII on Sunday, former Alabama All-American Chance Warmack had an NFL championship to go with the three national championships that the Crimson Tide won when he was in college.
Warmack is a reserve guard for the Eagles, and after not playing in the NFC championship game as Philadelphia advanced to the Super Bowl, he did see action at left guard in Sunday’s game.
Four other players from Alabama high schools and colleges played in Super Bowl LII – all for New England.
Trey Flowers (Columbia) started at defensive end and made five tackles for the Patriots. Flowers made one of his stops behind the line of scrimmage, and he was credited with two quarterback hits.
Defensive back Brandon King (Thompson, Auburn) made a special-teams tackle for New England.
Cornerback Malcolm Butler (West Alabama) and defensive end Eric Lee (Daphne) played for the Patriots but didn’t record any stats.
Butler played only on special teams on Sunday after having played more defensive snaps this season than any of his New England teammates entering Super Bowl LII.