‘Big Game’ Roster Full of Mississippi Players – Magnolia State Live

‘Big Game’ roster full of Mississippi players

Published Monday 30 January 2023 7:20 am

Gardner Minshew with the late Coach Mike Leach while she was at Washington State University. Minshew is from Brandon while Leach would later train in the state of Mississippi. photo/twitter

It’s all set: The Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Las Vegas in the biggest pro soccer game of the year.

Regardless of whether any of these teams are “Your Team,” either team is a good choice to cheer for victory. The Eagles have active players from Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, while the Chiefs have active players from Mississippi State. There’s also Philly quarterback Gardner Minshew from Brandon.

When it comes to defense, Mississippi alums have it covered. Houston (Mississippi, not Texas) linebackers Chris Jones and Willie Gay play for the Eagles, while Starkville’s Darius Slay is a cornerback for the Eagles. Yazoo City’s Fletcher Cox is a lineman for Philadelphia.

Former Ole Miss Rebel and Starkville native AJ Brown is a wide receiver for Philadelphia, while wide receiver Terrance “Quez” Watkins is still an Eagle as he is a former University of Southern Mississippi player. Philadelphia offensive lineman Cameron Tom is also a former USM Golden Eagle.

Other Mississippi players include Horn Lake’s Nokobe Dean and Yazoo City’s Kenneth Gainwell, both in the Philadelphia roster. Darius Harris for Kansas City is also from Horn Lake.

The game is scheduled for Sunday, February 12 at 5:30 p.m

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