It’s always fun to root on the Mountaineers when they make it to the NFL. If you like doing that then who you are rooting for is a no brainer. The Super Bowl bound Eagles have four former Mountaineers on their roster: Cornerback Rasul Douglas, linebacker Najeh Goode, running back Wendell Smallwood and wide receiver Shelton Gibson.
Congrats to Mountaineers @rd32_era, @sheltongibson, @All_Goode53 and @WSmallwood28 and the @Eagles on winning the NFC Championship and a trip to NFL SuperBowl LII!!! #HailWV #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/eCDXM2TZUD
— West Virginia Football (@WVUfootball) January 22, 2018
All four of these players are making their first trip to the Super Bowl. Douglas and Gibson are both rookies. Goode has been in the NFL the longest out of the group, since 2012.
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Coach Dana Holgorsen took to Twitter to send out a congratulations to the group.
— Dana Holgorsen (@Holgorsendana) January 22, 2018
The Eagles are looking for their first ever Super Bowl win. Their last appearance in the Super Bowl was also against the New England Patriots, back in 2004.