Texas can count two more Super Bowl champions among its alumni.
Linebacker Jordan Hicks and receiver Marcus Johnson became the 25th and 26th Longhorns to win a Super Bowl on Sunday. Hicks and Johnson’s Philadelphia Eagles recorded a 41-33 win over New England in Super Bowl LII, which was played in Minneapolis.
Rookie year I got cut, was at home for 2 months, then brought back all with the Eagles. 2nd year in the League I made the roster & now a SUPER BOWL CHAMPION🏆🦅 KEEP GRINDIN BOY YOUR LIFE CAN CHANGE IN ONE YEAR📢💯Advertisement
— Marcus D. Johnson📢 (@Mojomdj) February 5, 2018
Neither Johnson or Hicks played in the Super Bowl. Johnson was listed among Philadelphia’s inactive players before the game. Hicks had his season ended by an Achilles injury in October.
Hicks and Johnson were teammates at Texas from 2012-14. Hicks, who was Philadelphia’s third round pick in 2015, has accounted for 163 tackles and seven interceptions in his career. Johnson joined the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2016, and he recorded five catches this season.
Here is a list of the Longhorns’ Super Bowl champions. Terry Orr, Dan Neil, Casey Hampton and Aaron Ross are the only Texas Exes to win two titles. Had New England won, defensive lineman Malcom Brown would have joined that quartet:
- DL John Elliot (Super Bowl III)
- DB Jim Hudson (Super Bowl III)
- TE Pete Lammons (Super Bowl III)
- WR George Sauer (Super Bowl III)
- DB Ricky Churchman (Super Bowl XVI)
- DL Bill Heathcock (Super Bowl XX)
- DL Steve McMichael (Super Bowl XX)
- K Raul Allegre (Super Bowl XXI)
- TE Terry Orr (Super Bowl XXII; Super Bowl XXVI)
- OL Terry Tausch (Super XXIV)
- OL Dan Neil (Super Bowl XXII; Super Bowl XXIII)
- DB Taje Allen (Super Bowl XXXIV)
- TE Derek Lewis (Super Bowl XXXIV)
- RB Priest Holmes (Super Bowl XXXV)
- DL Casey Hampton (Super Bowl XL; Super Bowl XLIII)
- DB Aaron Ross (Super Bowl XLII; Super Bowl XLVI)
- OL Tony Hills (Super Bowl XLIII)
- WR Limas Sweed (Super Bowl XLIII)
- TE David Thomas (Super Bowl XLIV)
- TE Jermichael Finley (Super Bowl XLV)
- K Justin Tucker (Super Bowl XLVII)
- DB Chykie Brown (Super Bowl XLVII)
- DB Earl Thomas (Super Bowl XLVIII)
- DL Malcom Brown (Super Bowl LI)
- LB Jordan Hicks (Super Bowl LII)
- WR Marcus Johnson (Super Bowl LII)
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