Three former Florida Gators are going to the Super Bowl.
Former Gators defensive coordinator and current Falcons head coach Dan Quinn led Atlanta to victory on Sunday in a 44-21 thrashing of the Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
He did so with former Florida stars Keanu Neal and Brian Poole helping stall Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay’s potent offense.
Both Neal and Poole made their share of highlights, including two monster hits shown below:
— EA SPORTS Madden NFL (@EAMaddenNFL) January 22, 2017
— Only Gators .com (@onlygators) January 22, 2017
The Gators have had at least one player represented in each of the last 15 Super Bowls dating back to 2003.
Quinn served as Florida’s defensive coordinator and defensive line coach from 2011-12 before taking over the Seattle Seahawks defense in 2013. He is in his second season as Atlanta’s head coach.
Neal, who was the Falcons’ first round pick in 2016, played with the Gators from 2013-15 and ended his Florida career with 146 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss. He played and started in 14 games for Atlanta this season, accumulating 106 tackles and 5 forced fumbles.
Poole went undrafted out of Florida after 120 tackles and 6 interceptions during his time with the Gators (2012-15). He played in all 16 games for Atlanta this season, starting nine of them.
The three former Gators will take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5 in Houston.