Local connections: Five players on Super Bowl LII rosters

Jan 31, 2018
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New England Patriots' Tom Brady and center David Andrews play against the Cleveland Browns during the first half of an NFL football game in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

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 of the New England Patriots speaks to the media during SuperBowl LII Media Day at Xcel Energy Center on January 29, 2018 in St Paul, Minnesota. Super Bowl LII will be played between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles on February 4. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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 of the New England Patriots looks on from the sideline against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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. 

Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, from the University of Georgia, smiles at a question during Super Bowl media availability at the JW Marriott Galleria on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Houston last year. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton

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.

Nick Foles of the Philadelphia Eagles passes the ball as Chance Warmack blocks Shilique Calhoun of the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on December 25, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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.