New England Patriots Tom Brandy celebrates after receiving the Vince Lombardi Trophy for beating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime on Sunday, Feb. 5 , 2017 during the NFL Super Bowl LI football game at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Social reaction: Longhorns take to Twitter as Patriots win the Super Bowl

Posted February 6th, 2017


The NFL wrapped up its football season on Sunday as New England beat Atlanta in Super Bowl LI. New England and former Texas standout Malcom Brown trailed by 25 points in the third quarter, but the Patriots rallied for a 34-28 win in overtime.

According to Twitter, more than 27.6 million Super Bowl-related tweets were sent during the live broadcast on FOX. One of those tweets belonged to Sam Ehlinger, who will be a freshman on Texas’ football team this fall.

Ehlinger was the quarterback for Westlake in the 2015 Class 6A, Division I championship game, which, like the Super Bowl, was played at Houston’s NRG Stadium. The Chaparrals were upended by Galena Park North Shore in overtime of that contest, and that has not been forgotten by LSU signee K’Lavon Chaisson. Chaisson, who recently chose LSU over Texas, attends North Shore.

Here are some of the things that Ehlinger’s teammates at Texas had to say about the Super Bowl:

LB Malik Jefferson

DT Poona Ford

RB Chris Warren III

DB Davante Davis

WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey

WR Dorian Leonard

DL Jordan Elliott

DB Josh Thompson

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