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Former Big Bend players headed to Super Bowl LII

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Jan 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-22 09:17:04-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Five football players with connections to Florida State and Big Bend area high schools are headed to Super Bowl LII. 

Four former Florida State players, including one who played as Wakulla High School War Eagle, are Super Bowl-bound.

Nigel Bradham, who played football at Wakulla High School, Ronald Darby, Timmy Jernigan, and Patrick Robinson all play for the Philadelphia Eagles.

All four also play for the Eagles' defensive team: Bradham is a linebacker, both Robinson and Darby are cornerbacks, and Jernigan is a defensive end.

Bobby Pearce, the Wakulla County Schools superintendent, says the school is proud of Bradham's progress. 

"We are very proud of Nigel and have enjoyed watching his progress, first with Wakulla High-school, and now with the NFL," said Pearce. "We are excited to see him in this year's Superbowl and wish him all the best."

Another NFL player from the Big Bend is headed to the Super Bowl as well.

LeGarrette Blount hails from Madison, Fla. and also plays for the Eagles as a running back. He attended Taylor County High School in Perry prior to playing for the University of Oregon.

Blount also played for the New England Patriots from 2014 - 2017, where he helped the team win two Super Bowls. 

The Eagles are Super Bowl-bound after solidly beating the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 Sunday night.