Local connections: Five players on Super Bowl LII rosters


Five players with local ties are part of the rosters for the Eagles and Patriots teams that will compete in Super Bowl LII on Sunday.

Here’s a look at the players and their roles:

David Andrews

Patriots

Position: Center

College: Georgia

High School: Wesleyan School

Notable: Signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 8, 2015. … Started all 14 games he appeared this season, missing a game for the first time due to injury. … Started all 16 games last season. … Named a co-captain for the first time. … Nephew of former Falcons head coach Dan Reeves.

Dannell Ellerbe

Eagles

Position: Linebacker

College: Georgia

High School: Richmond (North Carolina)

Notable: Joined the Eagles in November after being released by the Saints in August. … Played four games for the Eagles, including the divisional playoff win over the Falcons. … Did not play in the NFC Championship game due to a hamstring injury but said he will be ready for the Super Bowl. … Played eight seasons with the Ravens, Dolphins and Saints. … Signed as undrafted free agent by Ravens in 2009.

Shaq Mason

Patriots

Position: Right guard

College: Georgia Tech

High School: Columbia Central (Tennessee)

Notable: Drafted by Patriots in fourth round (No. 131 overall) in 2015. … Started all 16 games this season. … Started 41 of his 46 career games. … First Team All-American by USA Today in 2014. 

Malcolm Mitchell

Patriots

Position: Wide receiver

College: Georgia

High School: Valdosta

Notable: Drafted by Patriots in fourth round (No. 112 overall) in 2016. … Will not play this season after being placed on injured reserve with a knee injury in September. He was activated before the final regular-season game but was not activated to the 53-man roster by the deadline last week. … Played in 14 games as a rookie last season with 32 catches for 401 yards and four touchdowns.

Chance Warmack

Eagles

Position: Guard

College: Alabama

High School: Westlake 

Notable: Played in 11 games, including three starts, this season. … Was selected in the first round (No. 10 overall) by the Titans in 2013. … Signed a one-year deal with Eagles in 2017 after four seasons with Titans. … Signed one-year extension for 2018. … Played on three national championship teams at Alabama.


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