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Florida State adds to its list of Super Bowl champions

Ryan Izzo joins an impressive list of former ’Noles with Super Bowl rings.

NFL: Super Bowl LIII-New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida State Seminoles were well represented in the NFL this year, with 41 players spread across 24 rosters.

Of those 41, just two former Seminoles headed into Super Bowl LIII with a chance at securing a ring: Lamarcus Joyner of the Los Angeles Rams and Ryan Izzo of the New England Patriots. However, Joyner was the lone ’Nole represented in the game, as Izzo had his season shut down in training camp due to injury.

With the Patriots win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII, Izzo joins an impressive list of Seminoles with Super Bowl rings:

Ron Sellers: ’73 Miami Dolphins

J.T. Thomas: ’75, ’76, ’79 Pittsburgh Steelers

Fred Biletnikoff: ’77 Oakland Raiders

Willie Jones: ’81 Oakland Raiders

Mike Shumann: ’82 San Francisco 49ers

Dennis McKinnon: ’85 Chicago Bears

Zeke Mowatt: ’87 New York Giants

Martin Mayhew: ’92 Washington Redskins

Dexter Carter: ’95 San Francisco 49ers

Dedrick Dodge: ’95 San Francisco 49ers and ‘98 Denver Broncos

William Floyd: ’95 San Francisco 49ers

Deion Sanders: ’95 San Francisco 49ers and (1996) Dallas Cowboys

Edgar Bennett: ’97 Green Bay Packers

LeRoy Butler: ’97 Green Bay Packers

Andre Cooper: ‘98 Denver Broncos

Rick Tuten: ’00 St. Louis Rams

Devin Bush: ’00 St. Louis Rams

Peter Boulware: ’01 Baltimore Ravens

Terrell Buckley: ’02 New England Patriots

Derrick Brooks: ’03 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Dexter Jackson: ’03 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (MVP)

Brad Johnson: ’03 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Greg Spires: ’03 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

P.K. Sam: ’05 New England Patriots

Chris Hope: ’06 Pittsburgh Steelers

McFadden: ’06, ’08 Pittsburgh Steelers

Orpheus Roye: ’08 Pittsburgh Steelers

Lawrence Timmons: ’08 Pittsburgh Steelers

Anquan Boldin: ’13 Baltimore Ravens

Bryan Stork: ’15 New England Patriots

Tre’ Jackson ’17 New England Patriots

Timmy Jernigan: ’18 Philadelphia Eagles

Nigel Bradham: ’18 Philadelphia Eagles

Ronald Darby: ’18 Philadelphia Eagles

Patrick Robinson: ’18 Philadelphia Eagles

Ryan Izzo: ’19 New England Patriots

Izzo, a seventh round draft pick for the Patriots, will receive a ring despite not seeing any game action this year. Early on in training camp Izzo impressed before injury ended his season. Despite a deep tight end group, Izzo had a reasonable shot at making the team and would’ve been, at the very least, a practice squad player.

With the uncertainty surrounding an oft-injured Rob Gronkowski’s future, Izzo could see substantial playing time next year if he stays in Foxborough.

He’ll certainly wish he would have had the opportunity to take the field this season, but it seems like he enjoyed his week anyway:

Any lingering disappointment he may have from not playing this year will surely dissipate when he is being fitted for his ring.