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Players with ties to Georgia who are playing in Super Bowl LII

The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles are playing in Super Bow LII in Minneapolis. It'll be the biggest moment in those players' careers, including a few from Georgia.

We put together a list of players and coaches who have ties to the state of Georgia. They either are from Georgia or played/coached football in Georgia.



  • David Andrews, Center - Andrews is the Patriots starting center. That's right, he's the one snapping the ball every time to Tom Brady. That's a pretty important job. He played for the Georgia Bulldogs. He went undrafted in 2015 but signed with the Patriots. He started several games that season and ultimately won the starting job in 2016. He and the Patriots won Super Bowl LI in 2017. Andrews went to Peachtree Corners High School and Wesleyan.
  • Malcolm Mitchell, Wide Receiver - Mitchell helped the Patriots make their Super Bowl run last season. However, this year, he's been battling a knee injury and been on IR all season. He had six catches for 70 yards in last year's Super Bowl and four touchdowns in the regular season. Mitchell is from Valdosta, Georgia. He played for the Georgia Bulldogs and was drafted in the fourth round in 2016.
  • Shaq Mason, Offensive Lineman - Next to Andrews is Mason. It's ironic because Mason is from Georgia Tech, and the two used to be bitter rivals. Now, they're side-by-side protecting the best quarterback in the league. Mason was drafted in the fourth round out of Tech in 2015.
  • Jonathan Jones, Defensive Back - Jonathan Jones is from Carrollton. He was undrafted from Auburn in 2016, but signed with the Patriots and has played two seasons with them. He's played in 16 games this season. He has one fumble recovery, one interception and one sack this season. He has 33 total tackles.


  • Dannell Ellerbe, Linebacker - Ellerbe played at the University of Georgia before going undrafted in 2009. The linebacker played four seasons for the Bulldogs after redshirtting his freshman season. He had 148 tackles, 8.5 sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries for the Bulldogs. Ellerbe has been in the league for nine seasons. This is his first season with the Eagles, who boast one of the top defenses in the league. He's only appeared in three games this season and has six total tackles.


  • Trent Miles, Former Georgia State Panthers head coach - Miles is an assistant with the Eagles. He joined the Eagles coaching staff after he was let go by Georgia State. He coached the Panthers to their first bowl game in 2015.
  • Keith Gray, Former UGA assistant coach - Gray is the Eagles assistant strength and conditioning coach. He spent 13 years on the University of Georgia's strength and conditioning staff.