Super Bowl XLIX is just days away.The game will be played here in Arizona, but did you the know Arizona has more of a connection to the big game besides it being played in our backyard. There are two players and one coach that are from here or came to college here. New England Patriot tight end Rob Gronkowski played college football down in Tucson at the University of Arizona. Seattle also has a tight end with Arizona ties. Zach Miller went to Desert Vista High School and then starred at Arizona State. Seahawk offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is also from Arizona. He went to Scottsdale Chaparral High School.
The Arizona connection may not be very deep but ii is great to see that a kid from Arizona can make it to the biggest game in football. Miller is on the injured reserved list and will not play. Bevell and Gronkowski, however will be active and both could play major roles when the game kicks off Sunday afternoon. Hopefully these two gentlemen will represent our state well no matter the outcome.