Last night, the two participants of the Super Bowl were determined. For most folks in Georgia, the Falcons winning the NFC was cause for celebration. And while they have some loose affiliations with their home state flagship school of higher education, their opponents, the New England Patriots, will be the one to actually have Dawgs on the field.
Snapping the ball to Tom Brady will be David “Boss” Andrews, same as he’s done since the star QB came back from suspension, and something he’s done all season long for Bill Belichek’s team. Joining him in moving balls to and from Tom Brady’s hand will be rookie WR Malcolm Mitchell.
One of our favorite authors caught 32 passes and 4 TDs this season, and added a special teams tackle too during the regular season. He’s only caught one pass for five yards in two post season games.
The Falcons do have rookie DT Chris Mayes on their injured/reserved list, but he won’t be in pads in Houston like his former teammates with the Patriots. Not to mention there is a handful of other former products of Georgia high school football besides that trio on the rosters of Atlanta and New England, including Falcons’ DL and former Clemson stars Adairsville’s Vic Beasley and Rockdale County’s Grady Jarrett, and Patriot backup DBs Justin Coleman from Brunswick and Jonathan Jones from Carrollton