Mississippi State alum making first Super Bowl appearance
Throughout the NFL playoffs, we’ve seen the Philadelphia Eagles embrace the role of the underdog by wearing a dog mask on several occasions. That trend continued today for a former Bulldog himself, just with a different kind of mask.
Welcome Mississippi State alum Fletcher Cox to the podium with his new Lucha Libra headgear given to him by a reporter from Mexico.
As the only player from the Magnolia State on the Eagles roster, the Yazoo City native fits right in to Philadelphia’s work hard, play harder identity.
But as Super Bowl Sunday continues to draw closer, the former MSU standout says his team will be serious when the time comes. “We know why we’re here, we’re here to play a football game. Obviously, can’t come into this thing all uptight. Because we’ve played football games before, and the thing about having fun is you have fun when it’s time to have fun and you get serious and honed in and locked in on your job when it’s time to do that. (Imagine how intimidating you’d be to Tom Brady if you wore that on Sunday.) Nah. I’ve got to have a helmet on, though.”
According to Pro Football Focus, Cox is rated as the third-best player across both Super Bowl rosters.
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