ProDucks, ProBeavs vying for some Super Bowl bling
Former Oregon, Oregon State players in SB LIII
After Sunday, the 2018-2019 NFL football season will officially be completed. Super Bowl LIII will feature Tom Brady (making himself comfortable on the big stage) and the New England Patriots facing young Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams.
However, Sunday will be a display of former Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers on both sides of the ball. The Super Bowl will feature four starters (two defense, one offense, one special teams) as well as three additional players who once wore green/yellow or orange/black.
Scroll through to find out which ProDucks and ProBeavs are still in the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy, Super Bowl bling, and the title "Super Bowl Champ" to their name...
Patriots - Patrick Chung (Oregon)
Finished his college career at Oregon as the fourth-leading tackler for the Ducks (384). Drafted and played for New England from 2009-2012, Philadelphia in 2013, before ending back up in New England from 2014 - until present.
The 10-year veteran safety and now co-captain for the New England Patriots, Chung is still wreaking havoc on passing games and this season has recorded 52 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and one interception.
Rams - Brandin Cooks (Oregon State)
Cooks caught seven passes for 107 yards at New Orleans on Sunday, proving to be quarterback Jared Goff's most reliable target.
On the season, Cooks caught 80 passes for 1,204 yards and five touchdowns. It was his fourth season with 1,000 yards or more since entering the league in 2014 as a first-round pick by the Saints, who traded him to New England in 2017.
Cooks went to the Super Bowl last year with the Patriots but suffered a concussion early in the game and never returned.
Through five seasons, Cooks has caught 360 passes for 5,147 yards and 32 touchdowns.
Rams - Johnny Hekker (Oregon State)
Hekker punted four times for an average of 45.8 yards. But his biggest moment came on a fake punt when he completed a 12-yard pass to extend a drive.
The play occurred in the second quarter on a fourth down with five yards to go from the Rams 30. Hekker took the punt snap and immediately threw right to wide open cornerback Sam Shields for the first down. The drive ended with a 36-yard field goal by kicker Greg Luerlein to make the score 13-3, Saints.
Hekker, a four-time Pro Bowler, holds on field goals for Luerlein, who made four on the day including the game-winner from 57 yards out in overtime.
Rams - Troy Hill (Oregon)
Hill made seven starts during the regular season but did not start or record a statistic on Sunday. During the regular season he had 35 tackles and five passes defended.
Hill, who started most of his four years at Oregon, went undrafted in 2015 before landing with Cincinnati as a rookie. He's spent the past three seasons with the Rams making 14 starts in 40 appearances.
Rams - Johnny Mundt (Oregon)
Mundt was active for Sunday's game as a special teams player but did not record a statistic. He appeared in 10 games during the regular season and caught one pass for five yards.
Mundt made the team in 2017 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Oregon where he played at tight end for four seasons with the Ducks.
Rams - Sean Mannion (Oregon State)
Backup quarterback Sean Mannion did not play in the NFC Championship game as the backup to starter Jared Goff.
Mannion has spent his entire four-year NFL career with the Rams, who selected him in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft while still in St. Louis.
Mannion appeared in three games this season completing two of three pass attempts for 23 yards.