NFLSU: Former Tigers make big plays in Super Bowl 56
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (WAFB) - LSU was well-represented in Super Bowl 56, as four former Tigers were in the starting lineups for the Rams and the Bengals.
Quarterback Joe Burrow has now thrown for more yards in a Super Bowl than any other former LSU quarterback, passing David Woodley, who threw for 97 yards and a touchdown for the Dolphins in Super Bowl 17. Burrow was 22-of-33 for 263 yards and a touchdown in the game. His scoring strike came on a 75-yard toss on the first play of the second half.
Offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth was one of the key reasons Stafford stayed upright most of the night. He did a great job of keeping the end on his side off of the quarterback.
Wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase now has more receiving yards in a Super Bowl than any other former LSU pass catcher, passing Joseph Addai, who had 66 receiving yards as a running back for the Colts in Super Bowl 41. Chase finished with five catches for 89 yards, including one that went for 46 yards.
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught the first touchdown of the game, a 17-yard strike from Matthew Stafford on the second drive of the game for the Rams. He finished with two catches for 52 yards and the touchdown.
His night ended early due to injury. Beckham hurt his left knee with 3:50 left in the second quarter. It’s the same knee in which he suffered a torn ACL during the 2020 season.
Former Tiger defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin (Bengals) didn’t record any stats and tight end Thaddeus Moss (Bengals - IR) didn’t play.
Beckham (New Orleans), Whitworth (Monroe), Chase (Harvey), and Shelvin (Lafayette) are also Louisiana natives.
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