There’s three former Texas football players left in the hunt to get each Exes’ first ever Super Bowl ring in the 2020 NFL playoffs.
Among all the former Texas football players that are currently playing in the NFL, there’s only a couple left vying for the chance to play for the Super Bowl this year. More than eight former Texas players were eliminated from the running from the Super Bowl during the Divisional Round last weekend. The New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks had the most former Texas players knocked out.
In Conference Championship weekend, the two games that will be taking place are the two-seed Kansas City Chiefs battling the six-seed Tennessee Titans in the AFC and the one-seed San Francisco 49ers taking on the two-seed Green Bay Packers in the NFC.
There would be two former Texas football players battling in the AFC Championship Game, but Chiefs defensive end Alex Okafor is out for the rest of the season due to a torn pectoral muscle injury. That will leave just one Texas Ex in the AFC Championship Game.
In the NFC Championship Game, there’s just one player left vying for the Super Bowl. But that one players, 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, could be out for the rest of the season too. But Goodwin is one of the best wideouts to come off the Forty Acres over the last two decades in the NFL.
Even though two of the three Texas Exes are out due to injury in Conference Championship weekend, it is still fun to rank out who the best currently players are left on those teams in the NFL. There should also be recognition going to Okafor and Goodwin for how they helped their team get to where they are now in the first place.
Here’s a look into the definitive ranking of the three players left for the Super Bowl hunt out of the Texas Longhorns football program this year.