April 22, 2019

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ANDREW WHITWORTH HAS CHANCE TO JOIN ELITE LSU GROUP ON SUNDAY

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s list of former football players that won a national title in college and then went on to win a Super Bowl could grow by one on Sunday as Andrew Whitworth has a chance to join the elite list.

Whitworth, who is the oldest offensive lineman in the NFL, will start at left tackle on Sunday when the Los Angeles Rams face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. Kickoff for the contest is set for 5:30 p.m. CT on CBS.

Currently, 15 former LSU football players have won both a national title and a Super Bowl with punter Donnie Jones being the latest addition to group. Last year, Jones helped the Eagles to their Super Bowl win over the Patriots. Jones won his national title with the Tigers in 2003.

Johnny Robinson was the first Tiger with this accomplishment, winning the 1958 national title at LSU and then being part of Kansas City’s win over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV in January of 1970. Robinson intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble in the Chiefs Super Bowl win that year.

Currently, nine players from LSU’s 2003 national title team went on to capture a Super Bowl title, while five members of the 2007 squad won a Super Bowl during their NFL career.

The following is a list of former Tigers that won both a national title in college as well as a Super Bowl:

Player                                   Year of National Title    Year(s) of Super Bowl Title, Team

Joseph Addai                     2003                                       2007, Indianapolis Colts

Eric Alexander                   2003                                       2005, New England Patriots

Michael Clayton                2003                                       2012, New York Giants (Injured reserve)

Marlon Favorite                 2007                                       2010, New Orleans Saints (Practice squad)

Matt Flynn                          2007                                       2011, Green Bay Packers

Randall Gay                        2003                                       2005, New England Patriots; 2010 New Orleans Saints

Devery Henderson           2003                                       2010, New Orleans Saints

Marquise Hill                     2003                                       2005, New England Patriots

Quinn Johnson                  2007                                       2011, Green Bay Packers

Donnie Jones                      2003                                       2018, Philadelphia Eagles

Brandon LaFell                  2007                                       2015, New England Patriots

Stevan Ridley                     2007                                       2015, New England Patriots (Injured reserve)

Johnny Robinson              1958                                       1970, Kansas City Chiefs

Justin Vincent                     2003                                       2009, Pittsburgh Steelers (Practice squad)

Corey Webster                   2003                                       2008, 2012 New York Giants