Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles will kick off on Sunday evening from State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, Ariz.
On both teams, there are numerous players who used to be college football stars before making a name for themselves in the NFL.
A lot of players playing in this year's Super Bowl played at Alabama and Florida. But schools like USC, Texas Tech, Michigan, Mississippi State and others will be represented by former players on Sunday night, as well.
Let's run through the best former college football stars playing in the 2023 Super Bowl.
The Eagles Have Several Former College Standouts on Defense
Linebacker Haason Reddick, Temple
Haason Reddick played college football in Philadelphia at Temple, so it's pretty cool that the linebacker plays for the Eagles. In fact, the Owls play their home games at Lincoln Financial Field.
Reddick took a redshirt in 2012, and as a redshirt freshman in 2013, he finished with 14 total tackles, including four for loss and a sack. In 2014, he made two starts as a redshirt sophomore, and finished with 24 total tackles and two sacks.
Reddick finally won the starting job at defensive end in 2015, and finished with 46 total tackles, including 12.5 for loss—tied for eighth in the conference—and five sacks. The Owls won the AAC title that year and had their second 10-win season in school history.
Reddick's best season came as a redshirt senior in 2016. On the year, the defensive end finished with a career-high 65 total tackles and 9.5 sacks; his 22.5 tackles for loss also tied for first in the conference.
The defensive end was drafted 13th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2017 NFL draft, where he spent four seasons. He spent 2021 with the Carolina Panthers before arriving in Philadelphia for the 2022 season.