There are 16 former Virginia football players with Super Bowl rings. That list includes Chris Long and Rodney McLeod, who won rings with the Philadelphia Eagles last season. Long, the newest Walter Payton Man of the Year, also won a ring with the New England the year prior. The list also includes Anthony Poindexter, Heath Miller and Ronde Barber, some of the best to ever wear the Orange and Blue.
Micah Kiser has a chance this weekend to become the next on that list. Kiser, after his stellar UVA career, was a fifth round draft pick by the Los Angeles Rams. Kiser then went on to lead the team in tackles during the pre-season. His 26 tackles were double the next guy on the list. Yes, preseason stats don’t mean much. But it shows that the coaching staff wanted to see what Kiser brought to the field.
That performance earned him a spot on the 53 man roster. He played exclusively special teams, seeing action on 298 total plays during the season. He totaled four tackles (two solo).
He was understandably excited about the whole thing and honored to represent the Cavaliers on the biggest stage.
It’s officially @SuperBowl week & former @UVAFootball standout Micah Kiser (@kiser_rollin) has his eyes on the #SBLlll prize as a member of the @RamsNFL defense. Kiser is proud to represent the Univ. of Virginia (@UVA) on the biggest stage. ⚔️ #HoosInTheNFL pic.twitter.com/zlM9HWPsqR— Natalie Kalibat (@NatalieKalibat) January 29, 2019
Former Wahoo safety Keith Lyles won a ring with the (the St Louis) Rams in 2000.