Three Former Players Represent CMU on Super Bowl Rosters
MT. PLEASANT — Super Bowl LV will kick off Sunday between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Central Michigan’s football program will be well-represented.
They will have three players on the two team’s rosters, which is tied for the third-most among other universities represented.
Kansas City has featured Eric Fisher on their offensive line since they drafted him first overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, but he will not play this week after suffering a season-ending injury in the AFC Championship.
Tampa Bay will have wide receiver Antonio Brown back healthy for the Super Bowl. The former CMU wide receiver is in his first season with the Buccaneers. They also have Sean Murphy-Bunting in their secondary, who has played well in his first postseason appearance. In the NFC Championship, he became the first player to have three interceptions in his first three postseason games since Ed Reed.
Central Michigan head coach Jim McElwain never coached any of these players, but he said this is great for the program.
“It really shows I think that you can achieve whatever you want to achieve from wherever you’re at,” McElwain said. “And I think you see that as time goes on and the success of those guys does nothing but make the Chips proud. More than that, show the country whatever you want you can get right here in Mt. Pleasant.”
The Super Bowl will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday on CBS.