Meet the football stars with Oregon ties headed to Super Bowl 57
While classic Pacific Northwest favorites like the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos have already wrapped up their seasons, there are still a few faces Oregon football fans should recognize at Super Bowl LVII.
Both the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City have players with ties to Beaver State, whether in high school or college.
Super Bowl LVII takes place on February 12th. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m
Take a look at the players on the Super Bowl teams who have ties to Oregon:
Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle
Perhaps one of the most well-known football players from Oregon’s high school ranks, 36-year-old Suh is playing in his third Super Bowl. He was a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who won the Super Bowl in 2021 – coincidentally also against Kansas City – and lost with the Rams in 2018.
Suh was a four-star recruit for Grant High School and a senior first-team All-State selection. He then played collegiately in Nebraska before being drafted second overall by the Detroit Lions in 2010.
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Isaac Seumalo, offensive warden
After spending two years with Santiam Christian, Seumalo transferred to Corvallis High School for his junior and senior years — where he would be listed as a four-star recruit. Seumalo later played in college at Oregon State and was named a second-team All-Pac-12 in 2013.
He was drafted in the third round by the Eagles in 2016. Since then he has played in 81 games, starting from 60 while he was a member of the Eagles when they won the Super Bowl in 2017.
Marlon Tuipulotu, defensive tackle
Tuipulotu graduated from Central High School in Independence in 2017 before playing at USC. He was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team in 2020 and would be sixth-round pick by the Eagles in 2021.
In 2022, Tuipulotu recorded 21 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery before being placed on injured reserve.
Devon Allen, wide receiver (practice squad)
Unfortunately for Oregon fans, Allen will not be playing in the Super Bowl. But as a member of the Eagles’ practice team, he would receive a championship ring if they won the game.
Allen’s awards are well known in Oregon. He played wide receiver for the Ducks for three years. But where he really shone was in track and field, where he won the 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships in 2016. He was runner-up at the 2021 Olympic Trials in the 110-meter hurdles and has placed at multiple Olympic Games and World Championships.
Noah Togiai, tight end (practice squad)
Togiai is another player who will not play in the Super Bowl as he is on the practice team. He spent five years with the Beavers and played in 44 games, amassing 1,048 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. He was an All-Pac 12 honorable mention in 2019 before being signed as an undrafted free agent with the Eagles.
Michael Clay, Special Teams Coordinator
Before beginning his coaching career in 2014, Clay was a linebacker at Oregon from 2009-2012. He was a second Team All Pac 12 honoree in 2012 and started all 12 games with 101 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble. He was signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dolphins.
TJ Paganetti, offensive quality control
Paganetti received his BA in Political Science from Oregon in 2012 and began his coaching career in 2007 as an offensive undergraduate intern. He was an intern with the quarterbacks from 2009 to 2012 before joining the Eagles as an analyst. He returned to Oregon for the 2015-16 season as an assistant with the linebackers before returning to the Eagles in 2017. In 2017 he was the coach of the Super Bowl champion team.
Ugo Amadi, security (practice squad)
A four-star defenseman in high school, Amadi was a member of the Ducks from 2015-2018, playing in all 51 games during that span. He had 165 total tackles, three sacks, eight interceptions, two defensive touchdowns, and two fumble recoveries. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2019 draft by the Seattle Seahawks.
Corey Matthaei, assistant offensive line coach
At Kansas City, Matthaei played college football at Willamette University in Salem for the past 10 seasons. He was a member of the Bearcats from 2003 to 2006 and graduated with a degree in sports science. After his playing career with Willamette, Matthaei was an offensive assistant for the team in 2007 before joining the Eagles in 2008.
— Nik Streng, [email protected], @NikStreng