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8 Super Bowl LVI Players With South Dakota and Iowa Connections

Maybe Super Bowl LVI is not at the top of your priority list this February. The Vikings won't be playing in SoFi Stadium. The Packers aren't going to Los Angeles either.

But, if you're a South Dakotan or Iowan and need some reasons to root for the LA Rams or the Cincinnati Bengals, we can help. There are eight players that either went to school in SD or IA or are from around these parts. Sorry Minnesota, no such lunch this year.

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Minnesota Vikings In The Super Bowl? Yep, I Can Remember All Four

It's that time of year, the time when everyone is talking about the NFL's upcoming Super Bowl.

It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when the Minnesota Vikings went to the Super Bowl.

And then they went again. And then again. And then again. Hey, we were one of the greatest teams of all time!

Unfortunately, it was the same time the Vikings lost the Super Bowl. And then again. And then again. And then again. Well, at least we must have been one of the second-best teams of all time!

For a whole lot of Vikings fans...you know, the ones who walk around with younger bones...the Vikings have never been to the Super Bowl.

Then there's the ol' dog that is me. I remember the first time... and the second... and the third... and the fourth.


 

Maybe Super Bowl LVI is not at the top of your priority list this February. The Vikings won't be playing in SoFi Stadium. The Packers aren't going to Los Angeles either.

But, if you're a South Dakotan or Iowan and need some reasons to root for the LA Rams or the Cincinnati Bengals, we can help. There are eight players that either went to school in SD or IA or are from around these parts. Sorry Minnesota, no such lunch this year.

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Bengals Players Connected to Iowa and South Dakota

On the rooster of the Cincinnati Bengals or the tiger-striped helmet team, there are two players that went to school in Iowa and one from the IA; one from South Dakota; and one that went to school in Nebraska.

  • Riley Reiff, number 71, Tackle went to school at the University of Iowa AND is from Parkston, South Dakota.
  • Joe Burrow, number 9, Quarterback went to school for a time at Iowa State.
  • Stanley Morgan - Wide Receiver, number 17 from New Orleans, LA went to school at the University of Nebraska.
  • Mike Daniels, number 76 a Defensive Tackle from New Jersey who went to school at the University of Iowa.

Rams Players Connected to Iowa and South Dakota

For the Los Angeles Rams, the team that doesn't have tiger stripes on their helmet, there is one player from Iowa that went to SDSU, three that went to school in Iowa, and one of those is from IA.

  • Christian Rozeboom, number 56, Linebacker, is from Sioux Center, Iowa and a Jackrabbit. He went to school at South Dakota State University graduating in December 2019. 
  • Jake Gervase, number 39, a Defensive Back who is from Davenport, Iowa, went to school at the University of Iowa.
  • Landen Akers, number 84, Wide Receiver, is from Cedar Rapids and went to Iowa State.
  • AJ Jackson, number 68, tackle went to school at Iowa.

When does the Super Bowl Kick-Off?

Super Bowl LVI (56) will be played at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, February 13, 2022. The kick-off is at 5:30 PM central time. You can watch the game on NBC.