These NFL players with Houston-area ties won big during Sunday night’s Super Bowl LV
(AP Photo/Brett Duke)HOUSTON – The Houston-area is celebrating three players with ties to the area who won Super Bowl LV Sunday night. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Kansas City Chiefs in a 31-9 win during Super Bowl LV Sunday night, becoming the first team to win a Super Bowl at their home base. All rights reserved)Wide receiver, Tampa Bay BuccaneersGalveston also had one of their own play at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Super Bowl LV Champions! He joined Tampa Bay after a brief time with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2019.
GALLERY: Tampa Bay defeats Kansas City, 31-9, in Super Bowl LV
Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31) celebrates with Devin White (45), Lavonte David (54), Mike Edwards (32) and others after intercepting a pass during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reservedThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the Super Bowl champions. The Bucs defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9, on Sunday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. With the win, quarterback Tom Brady collects his seven Super Bowl championships. He threw three touchdowns, including a pair to longtime New England teammate Rob Gronkowski in their first season together with the Buccaneers.
SOCIAL: Viewers raise stadium capacity concerns at Super Bowl LV amid COVID-19 pandemic
A fan holds up a sign honoring heart care workers before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)HOUSTON – Many viewers took to social media Sunday to raises concerns about the attendance at Super Bowl LV amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the NFL, more than 25,000 people, including a special group of first responders, enjoyed the game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The overall sentiment on social media was that there were too many fans, seated too close together. AdHere is some of the reaction from social media:Is the stadium filled to capacity? Sure hope we have full capacity stadiums in the fall 🤞🙏 — Jeremy Olsen (@JeremyOlsen41) February 7, 2021the NFL: the crowd at the Super Bowl will be limited to 22,000 socially distanced fansthe crowd at the Super Bowl: pic.twitter.com/LaQYIeldr6 — Rodger Sherman (@rodger) February 7, 2021
NFL writes to Biden offering all stadiums as vaccine sites
The seven clubs already using their stadiums as vaccine sites are Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Carolina, Houston, Miami and New England. “We look forward to further discussion with your administration as well as your partners in state and local governments to advance this effort,” Goodell wrote to Biden in a letter dated Thursday. Goodell said the offer on vaccination sites was made in conjunction with the NFL inviting 7,500 vaccinated health care workers to attend the Super Bowl for free Sunday. Ad“Our efforts will not stop there,” Goodell wrote to Biden in extending the offer on stadiums. Biden took office last month with a goal of vaccinating 100 million people in the first 100 days of his administration.
Faces of DFW football at Super Bowl LV
After a season like no other, battling through a global pandemic and public health crisis, two teams have finally made it to Super Bowl LV. Although they aren't Texas teams per say, Dallas-Fort Worth area Texas High School Football won't go unrepresented. Before playing in the NFL, Mahomes had an outstanding career with the Texas Tech football program. AdArmani Watts - North ForneyArmani Watts, S, WR, North Forney, Class of 2014Watts proved to be a force to be reckoned with for North Forney on both ends of the football. With McKinney North, Jones totaled 4,810 rushing yards and 73 touchdowns on 541 carries.
Houston Texans, Texas Children’s Hospital select 4 local healthcare heroes to attend Super Bowl LV
HOUSTON – The Houston Texans and Texas Children’s Hospital announced that they have selected four local healthcare workers to attend the Super Bowl LV as their guest in Tampa Bay on Sunday. The healthcare heroes were selected based on their “unwavering commitment to their community throughout the coronavirus pandemic,” according to a release. The four workers, among other selected care workers who’ve been invited by NFL clubs, will participate in several Super Bowl LV activities at Raymond James Stadium. Those chosen to attend Super Bowl LV in celebration of their dedication include Kaitlin Hernandez, a respiratory therapist, Bhumi Patel, a registered nurse, Matthew Rivera, a registered nurse, and Dr. Matthew Pesek, a medical director for the pediatric intensive care unit at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. AdThe invitation will include a roundtrip flight on United Airlines, a two-night hotel accommodation, a Texans travel kit and Super Bowl LV Draft Experience, Gameday Tailgate and a ticket to the game.
Brady, productive drafts fuel Tampa Bay's run to Super Bowl
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) runs with a elastic band around his legs during an NFL football workout Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston but dared to dream of signing Brady if the six-time Super Bowl champion decided to leave New England as a free agent. Of course it was Tom Brady, not thinking he would become a free agent,” Arians added. Ad“Naturally, I think you envision every year in the offseason you want to make some moves that hopefully get your team into the Super Bowl.