The first 49 Super Bowls have included plenty of Lowcountry flavor.
Among the highlights:
Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle Art Shell, a graduate of North Charleston’s now defunct Bonds-Wilson High School, held Minnesota’s Jim Marshall without a sack or tackle in the Raiders’ Super Bowl XI victory and won two more rings (as a player when the Raiders beat Philadelphia in Super Bowl XVIII and as an assistant coach when the Raiders beat Washington in Super Bowl XVIII).
Charlie Brown (St. John’s High School/S.C. State) was part of the Redskins’ “Fun Bunch” and caught a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl XVII victory over Miami.
Malcolm Barnwell (Burke High School) started for the Raiders in their Super Bowl XVIII rout of Washington.
Stanford Jennings (Summerville High School, Furman) returned a kickoff for a Cincinnati touchdown in a Super Bowl XXIII loss to San Francisco.
Clemson graduate Jim Stuckey, a Lowcountry resident, recovered a late-game fumble by Dallas quarterback Danny White to seal the 49ers’ victory in the 1981 NFC Championship Game and won two Super Bowl rings with San Francisco.
Travis Jervey (Wando High School, The Citadel) was a special teams star for the Packers in their Super Bowl XXXI victory over New England, and played in Green Bay’s Super Bowl XXXII loss to Denver.
North Charleston’s David Meggett became a Bill Parcells favorite running back and punt returner and played for Parcells’ Giants in a Super Bowl XXV victory over Buffalo and the Patriots in a Super Bowl XXXI loss to the Packers.
Walterboro’s Darwin Walker recovered a Tom Brady fumble while playing defensive tackle for the Eagles in a Super Bowl XXXIX loss to New England.
Tracy White (Timberland High School) started for New England in a Super Bowl XLVI loss to the Giants. White as a Fort Dorchester High School assistant coach helped the Patriots win a 2015 state championship.
Byron Maxwell (Fort Dorchester High School, Clemson) started at cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks in the last two Super Bowls.
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