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Former FSU football teammates will vie for Super Bowl LI ring

One Seminole is getting more bling— but who will it be?

NFL: NFC Championship-Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons
Devonta Freeman
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A pair of former Florida State football players will make their Super Bowl debuts on February 5th— but they’re certainly no strangers to championships. Running back Devonta Freeman punched his ticket first, as the two-time Pro Bowler contributed a touchdown reception to the Atlanta Falcons’ 44-21 blowout win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC title game.

Freeman, of course, was a key weapon for the ‘Noles in their championship season of 2013, after which he left for the NFL. But he didn’t rack up yardage without the help of a great offensive line, which included guard Tre Jackson, who departed Tallahassee a year after Freeman. Well, if the two care to reminisce, they’ll have a chance at Super Bowl LI in Houston.

Jackson’s New England Patriots will face off against the Falcons, as the Pats drilled the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 36-17 for the AFC crown. Jackson will remain out, however, as he’s on New England’s Physically Unable to Perform list with a knee injury. Regardless, in a couple of weeks, another Seminole will be both a collegiate national title winner and a Super Bowl champion.