Pittsburgh region’s connections to Super Bowl LIV

Pittsburgh region’s connections to Super Bowl LIV

MIAMI — The Pittsburgh region is a football powerhouse, with many big name NFL players tracing their roots here.

Here are some regional connections to Super Bowl LIV between the 49ers and Chiefs:

San Francisco 49ers

  • Emmanuel Sanders - The former Steelers wide receiver had two catches back in Super Bowl XLV during his rookie season in 2011. The Steelers ultimately lost to the Green Bay Packers.
  • CB K’Waun Williams & Jaryd Jones Smith - Both of these NFL stars played their college football at the University of Pittsburgh
  • K Robbie Gould, DL Kevin Givens & DL Anthony Zettel - These players were Nittany Lions, playing college ball at Penn State University.

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Kansas City Chiefs

  • RB LeSean McCoy - “Shady” as he’s often known is a Pitt legend. In his first year as a Panther, 2007, he rushed for over 1,300 yards and had 14 touchdowns. The next season he was a second-team All American, ranking third in the nation for rushing touchdowns.
  • OL Stefen Wisniewski - Wisniewski is a Pittsburgh native, attending Central Catholic High School and Penn State University.
  • S Jordan Lucas - Lucas played college football at Penn State University.
  • LB Dorian O’Daniel - O’Daniel was born in Canonsburg and worked out for the Steelers at one point before the 2018 NFL Draft.
  • Mark Donovan - President is from Pittsburgh and attended North Hills High School.
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