The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history on Sunday night with a 41-33 win over the New England Patriots. In doing so, they made safety Rodney McLeod and defensive end Chris Long world champions for the first and second time in their respective careers.
Long, a unanimous first-team All-American in his fourth year on Grounds, won last year’s game as a member of the Patriots, and is on his third team in as many years after signing a two-year deal with the Eagles last offseason. Long donated his entire $1 million salary to charity this year to charities around the country. He had 19 tackles in the regular season and five sacks.
McLeod became a teammate of Long’s when he signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2012, and the two played together for four years. After 35 tackles and three interceptions in the regular season, McLeod made a critical third-down tackle in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against a hurdling Brandin Cooks.
McLeod had 190 tackles and six interceptions in his four years as a Wahoo.
Virginia now has 22 Super Bowl champion alumni and eight in the last decade. Former Cavaliers have appeared in four straight Super Bowls and 10 out of the last 12.
Our congratulations to Chris and Rodney! Wahoowa!