New Jersey’s Connections To Super Bowl LIV
Since none of the local teams made it to the Super Bowl, we gotta dig a bit deeper into the KC and SF rosters to find some Jersey flavor.
The Chiefs don't have any players who were born or played college football in NJ - the closest they come is guard Stefen Wisniewski and safety Jordan Lucas attending Penn State, and defensive end Tanoh Kpassagno playing at Villanova.
On the 49ers side, kicker Robbie Gould is from Jersey Shore...Pennsylvania. Safety Dontae Johnson was born in Pennington, defensive back K'Waun Williams is from Paterson, and backup defensive tackle Kevin Givens is from Newark.
The biggest connection comes from the 49ers coaching staff, with first-year Offensive Quality Control Coach being former Monmouth University star Miles Austin.