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Players with Maryland connections in Super Bowl LIII

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Posted at 5:23 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 08:44:56-05

The Baltimore Ravens didn't make Super Bowl LIII, but there are several players on both the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots with connections to Maryland.

Rams Connections:

  • Rams running back Todd Gurley was born in Baltimore. He and his family eventually moved to North Carolina where he grew up during his childhood.
  • Micah Kiser The linebacker played at the Gilman School (2008-2012) in North Baltimore.
  • Blake Countess plays defensive back for Los Angeles. He played high school ball at Our Lady of Good Counsel (2007-2011) in Olney.
  • Rob Havenstein is one of the Rams' offensive tackles. He grew up in Mount Airy and played at Linganore High School (2006-2010) in Frederick County.
  • John Johnson III is a Hyattsville native who plays defensive back for the Rams.

Patriots Connections:

The Patriots have two players with Maryland connections.

  • Defensive back J.C. Jackson played at the University of Maryland, College Park (2016-2017).
  • The team's long snapper Joe Cardona attended the Naval Academy (2011-2015).

The Super Bowl is this Sunday and starts at 6:30 p.m.