Four Former Alabama Players Will Compete in Super Bowl LI
The University of Alabama will be able to claim another Super Bowl champion in two weeks as both the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots feature former Crimson Tide stars.
A total of four former Alabama players will be on the sideline for Super Bowl LI in Houston on February 5. The most notable of that group is Falcons receiver Julio Jones, who caught nine passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the 44-21 win over the Packers. He became the first player in NFL history to record multiple 150-yard receiving games in the conference championship.
He and defensive lineman Courtney Upshaw will represent the Falcons in two weeks. Upshaw, who also played with Jones at Alabama, recorded one quarterback hit on Sunday to go with his 24 tackles on the season.
They will be squaring off against Dont'a Hightower and Cyrus Jones of the New England Patriots. Hightower is a co-captain on the team and ranks fourth with 65 total tackles for the Patriots. Jones, a rookie this year, has produced inconsistent results in his first professional season. He was inactive in Sunday's AFC Championship, which is the seventh time this season.
Super Bowl LI will kickoff at 5:30PM on FOX and can also be heard on Tide 102.9 in Tuscaloosa.